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The Kent State experience . . . how does it feel to be just one out of
19,615? Some days you get out of bed and you're so generic that you
don't even notice yourself in the mirror. Other days you screw up your
individuality and think that maybe you could make something of yoursel
after all; you look your fellow generics in the eye until they have to smile
back. It all depends on your point of view. And to some extent, point of
view depends on who you're with; things almost always look better to twc
pairs of eyes. On Homecoming Friday, togetherness mediated the dubiou
honor of following a horsedrawn carriage around campus for Chris Conidi
a senior majoring in accounting, and Kim Bachus. a junior in art educatioi
(previous page). Less gainfully, if more pleasantly employed in the
Student Center plaza were Phyllis Carter, a senior fashion design major
and Artemus Flagg, a doctoral candidate in personal services (below). Anc
in the absence of friends and lovers, environment can go a long way
toward glorifying enforced solitude (opposite).
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Some environments have a special significance all their own; there,
the premium on individuality is discounted in favor of the cause. At
Kent State, that "cause" is May 4. And for many students, including
Debbie Silverman (opposite) and Rick Stoops (above) — as well as
for faculty, alumni, and visitors — joining the crowd for twenty-four
hours is a small sacrifice to the memory of four whose individuality
was permanently destroyed.
The crowd action at sporting events is far less solemn. If, in your opinion, ?
winning tradition is all-important, you're probably at the wrong school (unlc—
you wrestle or play field hockey). Kent State is a dangerous place for a do-or-die
attitude. On the other hand, if you can savor the thrill of victory in small doses
and enjoy a good team effort (opposite), or if you believe, with sophomore
nursing major Sandra Noethen and junior graphic design major Todd Marflake
(above), that the agony of defeat is a perfectly good excuse for a party, the
Flashes may be your team(s).
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When you exercise your freedom of choice and put people and
places together, you take a step back out of the crowd. There are
twenty-four hours in the day for every Kent State student, and at
least 19,615 ways that those hours can be spent. For example,
while most of their fellow students are still in bed, ROTC members
suit up to walk the rocks at Wipp's Ledges in Hinckley (previous
page). At the West Branch Reservoir, KSU students enrolled in a
backpacking class also voluntarily forsake their beds to commune
with nature . . . academic time oddly spent (opposite). But by far
the most popular way to kill a few hours is simply to stop the clock
wherever two or more happen to gather to declaim (below).
No matter what else they do during the day — or night — most
Kent State students make a pass through the plaza. The library is
the most obvious attraction (opposite), although the Student
Center snack bar is almost as popular for studying and the proximity
of the Rathskellar is a hazard to both places. The plaza itself is a
good draw on nice days or during special events, like the first annual
Black Squirrel Festival, which featured a performance by mime
Cassie Rogers, a freshman majoring in telecommunications (above).
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In the long run (whether it's four years long or worse), the best way
to get away from the crowd is to carve yourself a niche and hang on
for dear life. Niches can be physical, as concrete as Merrill Hall
(above) or as claustrophobic as your dorm room. They can also be
personal. Good friends, like Dave Sexton, a graduate student in
rehabilitation counseling, and Constance Craig, a sociology
graduate (opposite), are an almost guaranteed escape from the
crowd . . . they usually don't even know your student number, so
how can they treat you like it? And once you can stand back a little
and laugh at its mistakes. Kent State isn't such a bad experience.
Some students are even willing to give the old University something
m return for all its time and trouble, like the Recreation Club's
Homecoming facelift (next page). After all. you probably won't be
here forever, and in a year or ten. you might even miss those
19.614 others who were your fellow students in 1982-83.
Yearbook titles are almost always odd, almost never arbitrary.
Realistically, how many names could Kent State's annual have?
The Suitcase? The Radical? Heaven forbid, the Black Squirrel? It's
a good game, but this is serious business . . . really. The squirrels
may be Kent State, but in forty years, the grandchildren won't
Tell them this: in 1914, when the first Chestnut Burr was
published, front campus was covered with chestnut trees. A blight
in the 1920s destroyed most of those trees, but not the tradition
that is preserved in the title of the annual. Today, chestnut burrs
are basically squirrel bait; they look like buckeyes to a generation
raised on the glory that was Ohio State. But the Chestnut Burr
never forgets . . . once upon a time those spiney little seeds were
h of a hazard to have a yearbook named after them.
You come to school at seventeen or eighteen — too
young to really say where you're coming from. For a while,
you go home every weekend. Your friends are there ... so
is most of your identity. But after a year or so, your
perspective begins to shift.
The record club sends your selection of the month to
Kent. The Portage County Red Cross gets the blood you so
generously decide to give. You get your news from the
Record-Courrier and your muzak from WKDD. And the City
gets a cut of your part-time salary. For better or worse,
where you're from is Kent.
You go to the University. You hang out downtown (on the
weeknights by your junior year). You date someone you
never would've met outside Kent. You memorize the bus
schedule so you can get your food at Value-King and your
Christmas presents at Stow-Kent. When you walk down the
street, your friends stop traffic to yell at you from their
cars . . . nobody did that where you used to live.
So much of you is invested here that you can't
remember living anywhere else. Parents become the
people you visit at Thanksgiving. You consider taking a
summer class, renting a place with your friends (you've
stopped cringing at their odd Cleveland accents). You
really can't imagine moving on.
photos by Gary Harwood
The best place to begin the big off-campus move is the top of the University Inn
where, in the comfort of a tall cold daiquiri, you can survey the neighborhoods
(opposite top). Your house, once you've found it. presupposes a number of
fringe benefits. Students Ted Wood and June Slease take a stroll down their very
own street (opposite bottom), and on Summit, the KSU cheerleaders use a
convenient yard for the construction of their Homecoming float (above).
Four rooms (no view) . . . what do you do with them? Plants are always a convenient remedy to lack of
diningroom furniture (this page, top), and at Value-King, NEUCOM students Mitch Platin (left) and Anshu
Guleria (right) stock up on a little something for their kitchen (above). A bathroom for one, like Michelle King's
on South Depeyster, is a relief after a couple years of queuing up for a dorm shower (opposite top). But for real
down-home atmosphere, nothing can beat a livingroom that's complete with fireplace and state of the art
electronics, like the one enjoyed by Jeanette Plunkett in her house off Summit Street (opposite bottom).
But of course you do move on. Kent natives are few and
far between, and in the end you aren't one of them. You
head east or west, and nothing of Kent goes with you but
your diploma and maybe a Moosehead jersey and the
subtle temptation to compare. Nobody makes chili like
Gerty. Anything beats February in the heart of the
heartland. You were from Kent for four years anyway — or
five, or six — and somewhere in the back of your brain it's
stuck ... a microcosmic frozen little point of reference that
melts down onto every other place you settle.
At its best, porch life is a delicate hybrid of leisure and labor
reserved for summer. Everything is easier, somehow more
romantic on a porch, including studying, as Marc Collins and
his cat Ivory demonstrate from their hammock on South
Lincoln (above). Those lucky enough to have a flat porch roof
are just that much nearer the rays (top), while under the roof
on South Water, the Bettys hold a summer jam (opposite
left). And at the front door, a magician polishes his act with a
rather specialized brand of pet (opposite right).
scan the land . . .
they are stroller scopers,
and sunset hopers.
and grow plants
porch furniture —
and funky things
like tree stump stools
and flea-infested couches.
Many porch people
are animal lovers . . . they feed
birds bread, pizza, and, of course,
black squirrels peanut butter, and
stray cats nothing and many times
they have their own pets.
Such as Rastig the cat or Scooter
the feret — but landlords don't like pets —
they make flea-infested couches, mind you,
so porch people go for nonmammals
like Cleo the clam and Sidney the snake
and Polly the parrot and Credence
porch people cook on grills, too,
and for more thrills
have keg parties outside
(this way the kitchen floor
doesn't warp under the spilled beer).
And porch people have
bring your own leaves and wine and cheese parties
in the fall,
shovel sidewalks in winter
and make friends with
roof people in the spring and summer
who also can scan the land;
they are stroller scopers
and sunset hopers too
(like most of us).
When you move off campus, you begin to realize that "working" means more than emptying the
wastebasket and making your own bed. Unless you're lucky enough to rent a house with a washing
machine, you have to hike your clothes to the laundromat, although you can always dry them on the ever-
versatile front porch (this page, top). The cafeteria doesn't do your dishes anymore, but at least you have a
kitchen ... or a boyfriend's kitchen, like the one Judy McGlinchy uses at College Towers (above). Houses
themselves have to be made presentable, and winterized when the cold weather threatens (opposite top).
And all that wonderful furniture from Grandma's attic and the garage sale has to be cleaned or your
apartment ends up smelling like a hybrid attic/garage; back at College Towers, Tammy Thomas performs
the honors on her couch (opposite bottom).
When the New York Times published a book in the spring
of 1982 rating many universities and colleges throughout
the United States, KSU was noted for its variety of on and
off-campus living accomodations. What the Times didn't
say was that no matter where students live, they usually
underestimate the cost of their lifestyle. The price of living
off campus can be especially high, and especially
unpredictable. Before prospective renters sign away their
security deposits, they have a lot of budgeting to do.
Here's one way that budget broke down in the 1982-83
Because mass housing in all forms is available in Kent, a
great deal of competition in prices exists. Most two-
bedroom apartments within one or two miles of campus
run near $290 per month. Half a house (the upstairs, for
example) generally costs close to $250 while single rooms
run between $95 and $150. Those who commute from
family homes have it a little better. The price of gas has
remained fairly consistent, but insurance continues to
climb, so — depending on the car, its mileage, the driver,
and the distance — transportation can be very expensive.
Those who choose to rent rather than commute must
often consider utility costs, something best done in
advance to prevent unexpected bites in the budget. Gas,
electricity, and water costs are extremely variable and it
usually pays to check you "home's" previous billing record
with the utility company rather than relying on the
Gary Harwood, above and opposite.
Although it can cause problems at times, living with your friends (human
or animal) can be one of the best things about being off campus. Sharing
the wood-chopping duty in preparation for a cookout at their house on
Franklin are Charlie Cavanaugh, a sophomore in business administration,
and Mark Ondracek, a senior in computer science (above). Up on South
Willow, Robin Polley shares her front porch with her dog, Sunshine
(opposite top), while a few blocks away on South Lincoln, senior
psychology major Jack Jesberger shares a laugh with friends (opposite
As for phone service, the installation alone (including a
$60 deposit and an installation charge of at least $56,
depending on the type of phone) can easily cost over $100.
Renting a phone can add nearly $10 to the monthly bill, so
it's usually advisable to buy your own. And of course that
monthly bill depends on the kind and quantity of calls
made. A word of warning to those used to campus calling:
in the real world, you pay a monthly service charge whether
you make any long distance calls or not.
The off-campus student's best chance to economize is at
the grocery store. The University's board cost is $420 per
semester, but those who do their own shopping can usually
eat much better on $20 a week, which only adds up to
$300 by the end of the fifteen-week semester. Generic
products can cut that cost another 15%. However, for
those who live off but spend a lot of time on campus, the
food plan isn't a bad deal when coupon books (retailing at
$67) can be bought from fellow students for $35-40. The
convenience is worth the cost.
Fortunately, off-campus residents have COSO (the
Commuter and Off-Campus Student Organization) to help
them keep all their figures straight. A combination of COSO
and a big dose of common sense can make getting off the
smart — as well as the popular — way to live . . . even in
August . . . The roommates scanned the Stater looking for
something to do. It was Freshman Week and they were
tired of standing in lines and attending other orientation-
type activities. On one page Andy found an ad.
"Hey! Fraternities are having rush parties tonight. My
dad was in a fraternity and he told me about some pretty
"What's a rush party?" asked the skeptical Dave. "Is
there gonna be beer there?"
"I guess so . . . and I think rush is when they give you a
chance to join. Maybe we'll meet some girls there."
Dave was convinced. "Sounds great to me! Let's go."
At one of the houses, Andy and Dave talked to the
brothers. Andy recognized Rich, a brother who was from
his hometown and high school. Dave struck up a
conversation with another brother, Jeff, and Karen, a
sorority girl. They both shared his interest in skiing and told
him about the fun they had with the ski club.
Later, after a few more parties, the guys decided to head
back to the dorm. As they walked, they discussed the
houses they'd visited.
"The guys at the second house seemed all right," Dave
volunteered. "Let's go back there tomorrow night."
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Here's to brother Andy, brother Andy, brother Andy,
Here's to brother Andy, who's with us tonight . . .
Here's to brother Dave . . .
Andy and Dave ended up pledging that fraternity. They
went through the two weeks of rush and were offered bids
— invitations to join — by several of the houses. They
chose the house where they felt most comfortable, most at
home with the members who shared their interests and
During their pledge period, Andy and Dave discovered
more about fraternities in general as well as the specific
principles of the fraternity they joined. "There's a lot more
to this than beer parties," they decided — sometimes in
approval and sometimes to their chagrin.
Of course there were parties with sororities, but there
were other things too. Andy and Dave helped fight fierce
intramural battles on Allerton field. They took their turns
pulling a bathtub down Main Street from Stow to campus to
help a sorority raise money for charity. And they squeezed
more activities than they could imagine into their busy
November . . . Activation! Andy and Dave became official
brothers after a special ceremony that highlighted their
initiation into the fraternity. They made it after three long,
hard months. Dave's grades suffered a little, but his
brothers helped him through and he made a 2.4 for the
semester. Andy pulled a 3.5.
Was it worth the hard work? Andy and Dave are fictional
characters, but their experiences are real. Ask anyone —
male or female — who's been through the process and
they're likely to respond enthusiastically . . . hell, yes!
Jeff S. Falk
One criteria in the annual scrabble for next semester's dorm room is a window with a view. In
Johnson Hall, the rooms facing the Commons are generally preferred by residents, including
Mark Stockman, a third year architecture major (this page, left). Small Group residents like
rooms that case the plaza, although on a nice day that can prove very distracting to serious
students like Jackie Norton in Metcalf Hall (above). Rooms facing the street are near second
choices in the Group, where a view of the bus route is appreciated. Outside McSweeney, Kathy
Bronkall, Sue Saviers, Carol Pare, and Beth Sidly (left to right) picnic on the street side (opposite
bottom). Regardless of the orientation of the window, for many Kent State women, one definition
of "view" is "a male person possessing muscles, a soccer ball (frisbee, football, etc.) and as
many friends as possible" (opposite top).
The voice of experience:
Seven o'clock . . . a.m. I'm coming home from the Burr
for the first time in two days. I'm a zombie — no sleep, no
food but coffee. Thank God it's almost Christmas. Only two
weeks til break.
For once I have my key. After three and a half years, I
usually remember that the dorm is always locked. It's a
long way to the third floor, but I've made it this far. The
stairwell smells familiar . . . garbage and laundry soap, I
think. It's so quiet. The babies are still in bed.
At the wing door I close my eyes and prepare to sleep my
way down the hall. It's a straight shot — nothing in the way
but the drinking fountain before my door at the very end.
Still quiet. There's nothing more peaceful than a dorm in
the early morning.
I step through the door onto my wing. Before I take
another step, something light but insidious wraps itself
around my neck. Something flat attaches itself to my face.
A dozen little missiles fall about my shoulders. My well-
deserved rest has come to an end; lousy, enthusiastic little
freshmen. They decorated for Christmas.
Through the the tiny holes in a cutout snowflake, I can
just see the hall. At least, it used to be a hall — now it's a
cavern of red and green crepe paper, all hung just to
shoulder level . . . lousy short freshmen. Farther down I can
see that tiny glass balls are suspended from each loop. The
ones in my immediate vicinity are shattered on the floor
. . . lousy freshmen health hazard. It isn't easy —
sometimes it's fundamentally unpleasant — to be a senior
living in an underclass dorm.
Seven o'clock . . . p.m. (a month later). I'm coming home
from the Burr for the first time in four days. No sleep,
nothing to eat but pizza. It's thirty below. I shiver up the
stairs — can't smell anything because I have a cold which
wants to be double pneumonia. "I love Kent, I love Kent, I
love Kent ..." If I don't keep telling myself that, I'll leave.
Every door on the hall is open. There's nothing louder
than a dorm in the evening. "One more til quiet hours, one
more ..." If I don't keep telling myself that, I'll kill
Past the first door — I don't even look in. But an arm
reaches out to stop me. There's a cup of hot chocolate at
the end of it. Good old freshmen, taking care of their
elders. Two doors down someone's leftover Christmas
cookies somehow reach my free hand. Wonderful,
generous freshmen! On my door, which I never have to
lock, a list of phone messages flutters in the draft. Honest,
considerate freshmen!! They're also the only ones with
enough foresight (or enough motherly supervision) to keep
hard cold drugs on hand.
I hear that off campus, you don't even know your
neighbors. I hear you have to lock your doors. I hear you
have to cope with something called a landlord who can tell
when you can stay and if you must go. (I also hear you get
your very own bathroom, but I can't imagine that.) I don't
really regret staying on campus. As long as I'm in college
anyway, I might as well keep as far from the real world as
There isn't much you can do with a bathroom
beyond the obvious, as junior NEOUCOM
student Matt Jeager (front) and freshman
Brock Beamer demonstrate (above). But other
areas in the dorm can be personalized. In
Manchester, Chris Strock makes use of a
customized hall (this page, top) while dorm
rooms have even more potential. Liz Adams in
Prentice (this page, right) and Phil Young in
Lake (opposite) occupy two of the infinite
(The Mirror's Friends)
Mildly wild we were,
roommates who met sophomore year.
You lived across the hall, then,
in your cracker/match-box-with-a-loft,
and we hit it off — instantly.
We ate together, mastered "all-nighters" together,
punked and rocked and reggaed together,
and then we roomed together
sharing everything from like your thesaurus
to my haircutting scissors,
to shampoo and poems, and milk
(we often thought we needed our own cow),
to a curling iron, perfume and clothes.
And to keep in shape,
we jumped rope faithfully, to the Doobie Brothers,
and I played broom, basket, foot and Softball,
and you ran massive miles and swam laps at the gym,
and with your new "Black Beau"
and my old "Yellow Betty" we biked to Towner's Woods
and Brady Lake where we studied (oh, sure)
Latenight, we cranked the Beatles, Buffet,
Zepplin and the Boss
before playing "toss-n-squash" and Pacman
and pool downtown.
Late-latenight, we lit candles,
lay on the floor with our feet on the couch,
closed our eyes,
and got high with Floyd, Foglebird, Beck and Daltry
and we pigged-out
on vanilla/graham-cracker/Hershey-kiss malts
before finally crashing
with always definite-tentative plans
for tomorrow's adventures.
Mildly wild we were four years ago,
and mildly wild we are, still,
and having faith
that we will never really have to say good-bye,
because no matter how far the distance parts us
(you'll be where it's warm, I know,
and I'll be, probably, in Northeastern Ohio)
we'll have forever in our hearts —
so many magic moments memorized.
And with them we'll both know
that we share a tame-insaneness,
and remember that the mirror's friends
are our best guesses
to lead us to our hearts' contentedness.
There are, of course, a variety of uses for a dorm besides sleeping. In his room in Terrace, Paul Pinkham enages
in the major sleeping alternative; studying (this page, top). A resident of Stewart Hall makes use of his study
lounge's pool table (above). And in Dunbar, the dorm frequently doubles as a party center. At the annual toga
party, Vinnie Rose and Sarah West share a little body lauguage (opposite top) while four typical Dunbar residents
indulge in a typical Dunbar pasttime (opposite bottom).
A friendly argument:
I was waiting in line to make my fall room and board
payment when who should I see but my old dorm buddy,
Joe (hardly his real name). Being inquisitive, I launched into
the thousand-questions routine: "How the hell you been,
Joe? How was your summer? Say, Joe, what dorm are you
living in this year?"
"Live on campus?" he squealed. "Are you kidding? Two
years in a dormitory are enough for me. It's too expensive!
I'm only paying $130 a month for my room off campus."
"But you don't include your security deposit in that
figure, do you: That's another month's rent in advance. My
deposit is $50, and I'm sure I'll get a room every year."
"And look at my bill." I whipped it out along with my trusty
calculator. "I'm living in Beall, which is $768 a semester.
That's about $190 a month for my own bedroom, a living
room for two, and a bathroom for four."
"Right. I told you it's too expensive to live on campus,
especially for what you get."
"Well, you can stay in a single for $682, a double for
$633, or a quad for $607 per semester, which at (punch,
punch) $128 a month is slightly less than your're paying for
your own room."
"I still think dorms cost too much," Joe said. "There's
nothing around here that's as expensive per square foot of
"But you didn't include utilities in your cost, right? I get
unlimited electricity, local phone, heat, water — especially
hot water. You're forgetting one of the true luxuries of
dorm life: hot showers on cold Monday mornings."
"Oh yes. I also think about how I got scalded every time
someone flushed the toilet while I showered . . . And what
about the 'food?' For two years you have to lay out about
$402 per semester for six coupons books that are
supposed to last you four whole months!"
"Not a good argument for a junior," I countered. "We
don't have to buy any books. And if we want them, we can
buy an unlimited number on the open market for only $35 a
book. That's a 50% savings!"
"Let's talk about quality then," Joe said. "At least when I
cook for myself, I know what I'm eating."
"Oh really! I didn't know you could cook."
"Let's put it this way: I'm learning, o.k.?"
"I can see it now. Macaroni and cheese for dinner, the
leftovers with ketchup for lunch, and fried macaroni and
cheese for breakfast."
"Well, there are worse things than macaroni and cheese.
What do you have to say about the visitation policy?"
I had a lot to say about feeling secure in my own home,
but I was tired of arguing. "I'm glad you feel like you're
coming out on top, Joe," I said with a smile. "Personally,
I'll take my little slice of campus life any day."
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One big advantage to dorm life is the built-in friends it implies. In Olson Hall, Kern Strobett, a sophomore in special education, Lisa
Bernard, a sophomore in psychology, and Lori Widner, a sophomore in education, share a room, a bed, and a laugh (opposite bottom).
"Friendships" can extend beyond the halls, too, as is the case for Amy Betonte and John Shannon (opposite top).
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Believe it. There is a summertime in Kent, Ohio. The good weather usually
hits on the day after the big finals week exodus, and then another exodus
— smaller and more determined — begins: the summer people are
heading for water. And in keeping with one rule that holds all year long, the
lucky ones leave town. It isn't quite Acapulco, but for sophomore
accounting major Ed Wells, Nelson Ledges has the most convenient cliffs
for cooling off while falling off (opposite). For those less dedicated to
taking the plunge, Pine Lake, only a mile beyond the Stadium, has enough
water toys and gadgets to keep even sophisticated KSU graduate Paul
Rohner occupied all day (this page, left). And on Lake Hodgson, Kent State
alumni Bill and Liz Felter prefer a more passive — and more conventional
— means of keeping their heads above water (below).
Don't look now, but . . . VICTIMS OF
LOVE. Public displays of affection are one
of those things that nobody cares about
anymore, and it's a nice surprise to find
that there are a few places in the
immediate vicinity that lend themselves
to a few moments of piece and quiet. Any
place on campus can be romantic in the
soft light of a foggy morning (opposite).
And down by the River, Wanda Ruiz, an
undeclared sophomore, and Marty
Binder, also a sophomore in soviet
studies, make some significant eye
contact (this page, right), while back on
campus, junior graphics major Angela
Reed and Pat McGuire, a first year grad
student in political science, have
obviously gotten beyond that stage
The Student Center plaza . . . it's hot in the
summer and hell in the winter, but for festivals,
folk musicians, and hangers-out, it's home. On
September 10, 1982, Mary Ellen Kowalski, a
senior majoring in telecommunications, donned
a squirrel suit (this page, right) and acted as
mascot for the first annual Black Squirrel
Festival, which also featured entertainment by
local bands, mimes, magicians, and the KSU
student body in general. Spectating at that
event were Adrian Griffin and her children, twins
Nathan and Charles and Holly (opposite top). In
September, of course, the heat is off, but in
July, the cement plaza is a giant toaster oven
and many summer students take advantage of
the situation to work on their tans as well as
their classes (below). And any given season
offers its assortment of miscellaneous sights to
see in passing. Denise Pandone, a junior pre-
med student, saw — and borrowed — a fellow
student's boa constrictor (opposite bottom),
the kind of thing one can only do in a zoo like the
On September 16, 1982, Reverend George
"Jed" Smock and his companion, James Gilles,
were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct
for their "preaching" in the Student Center
plaza. A KSU student was also arrested on
similar charges for giving the preachers a dose
of their own "medicine." True to form, the
incident fueled the Stater's editorial pages for
days. This is an excerpt from one of the more
intelligent letters to the editor: "Should we, as
informed college students become so angry at
one man's opinion to spit in his face or throw
insults or objects from a crowd? Face it, this
man is so extremely misled that he actually
believes his information is valid. What do we do
with all the other "valid" information presented
to us at this institution? We select and absorb
what is pertinent to us and discard the rest.
Likewise, why can't we just discard Jed Smock?
Jed Smock was not discarded; his behavior was
paralleled by a handful of students who
obviously were unable to discard his words."
(Ann M. Armstrong, senior, special education)
photos by Gary Harwood
The Colleges: Arts and Sciences
Dr. Raymond Fort: professor of chemistry and 1982
Graduates and undergraduates aren't really different to
teach, but they respond in different ways and I get a
different kind of satisfaction from each group. I have more
one-on-one contact with the graduates, and there's a lot of
satisfaction in training somebody who is following after
you. As for teaching undergraduates — you can really have
a lot of fun with them.
I've a custom of putting poems on my tests because I
strongly believe that there are two kinds of truth: one is
science and one is poetry. I always use at least one poem of
Emily Dickinson's, and I also use e. e. cummings, Ezra
Pound, and others. Students usually read them after taking
the test or when it is returned. It's interesting because
sometimes I get little poems back, or students call me
In addition to poetry, I speak German, French, a little
Spanish, and some Latin, although no one speaks it
anymore. The languages are important and helpful because
so many scientific terms are not in English. That's another
little connection I've made between the arts and the
Arts and Sciences . . . the College of Amorphism. Some things, like classical
humanities or chemistry, are fairly easily classified, but where does psych fit in? Or
conservation? And what about the ever-popular Physics in Entertainment and the
Arts? The gray area is awesome. The conventionally scientific half of the College is
largely housed in three of KSU's newest buildings. In Williams, Saeed Enayatr, a
lunior in medical technology, and many like him study chemistry (opposite bottom).
Smith houses the University's planetarium and students of physics, including
sophomore pre-med majors Zita Kanyo and Tricia Richardson (this page, top). And
in Cunningham, senior conservation major Patty Freeman joins the ranks of
students of nature — including biology, botany, and zoology (above).
Kimberly Wheeler: junior, Pan-African studies and
I chose Pan-African studies, I guess, because there was a
lot more that I felt I needed to know about my own heritage
and history. Also, I felt that it could be an education
process where I could help other people — teach other
people what I had learned.
I think that Kent State's Pan-African studies program is
one of the best in the country . . . it's well-developed. I
guess there's an attitude, though — some students feel
that it's easy. But I personally like classes that are a
challenge to me. I wouldn't be involved in it if it were easy.
I transferred here from Ohio Wesleyan in my sophomore
year. When I was looking at schools, I liked Kent because
I'm into the student development philosophy. KSU has the
major and the minor in Pan-African studies; there are so
many different ways to get involved. The staff was also a lot
larger. There are so many different theories and concepts
and perceptions in every discipline that I think a well-
rounded education calls for a large faculty.
I'm an RSA and I think that a lot of people, both black
and white, come to college from a sheltered community
with no idea of how someone who may live only five miles
away from them, but in a different type of cultural
environment, gets along. A lot of times, problems that arise
from prejudice are a result of miseducations. That's one
reason why it certainly wouldn't hurt to have a Pan-African
course in the Arts and Sciences general requirements.
Prejudices can't be changed over night, but that little bit of
education could make a difference.
Bill Karis: Ph.D. candidate, English literature and
It wasn't my lifelong goal to get a Ph.D. After I got the
masters I thought about it, obviously, but up until that time
I never gave it any real thought.
The work in graduate school isn't easy — it requires a lot
of diligence. You have to stay at it. Sometimes I feel shut
away, like I'm missing things. It was very much like that
when I was studying for my comprehensive exams. They
took me away from my wife, my daughter. But I chose that.
I opted to pick up and come out to Ohio and go back to
school, so I can't really complain too much. And I like it; I'm
very glad I did it. Now if I'm unemployed next year . . .
The people here at Kent are solid, and most of them are
very concerned teachers as well as scholars. I like that. I
think far too much emphasis is placed on scholarship at a
lot of schools to the detriment of the teaching. I was
reading a book for my exams about English in America and
the author mentioned a friend who said that some
professors like to think of themselves as being on the
frontier of knowledge, but he kind of thought of himself as
a schoolteacher. I'm more atuned to that.
I'm hoping, perhaps, to get a job next year — a real job
instead of being a student. I'm just beginning work on a
dissertation now. I hope to have it well in hand by next
summer. Not that I don't want to return, but I'd prefer to be
back out in the real world. I want to be in a rut for a while
. . . not forever. I just want a routine, some stability.
The other Arts and Sciences buildings on campus are far less
concentrated, far more miscellaneous. Satterfield. Ritchie,
McGilvrey, and Kent all shelter Arts and Sciences fans, as does
Merrill, where mathematicians, like grad student George Barrick,
practice their craft (opposite top). And Bowman (above), the all-
purpose hall, is home for everyone else, including history, criminal
justice. American studies, Latin American studies. Soviet and
European studies . . , not to mention the Dean of Arts and Sciences
The College of Business Administration is housed, aptly enough, in the
building of the same name. Inside that building, students prepare for a
world of nearly unlimited occupational opportunity ... or so it seems to
anyone not involved in the College. At the computer terminals, Doug Perry
sharpens his employability in the University's nine month computer
training program (opposite bottom).
Suzy Ceclones: honors junior, accounting
Honors classes are all different. This semester my
roommate and I have one class that's the same, except
that mine is honors and hers isn't. We have the same exact
notes, but her tests are multiple choice mine are essay —
intense essay. Like, what do you know about the whole
book? Everything! Some are like that, some aren't. My
econ class was great . . . smaller, more personal. The prof
graded on improvement, which was nice. I still run into him
in the halls and he says, "Have you signed up for any more
In December I'm getting initiated into Delta Sigma Pi, the
national professional business fraternity. I can make some
excellent contacts through it. And if my grades are high
enough, I'm going to join Beta Sigma Psi, the accounting
honorary — but with all these honors classes, I don't know.
The clubs and involvement look good on a resume, but so
does work experience; they know you can't do everything.
Maybe that's my biggest problem, I try to do too much. In
my job in the University accounting department, I'm getting
my hands on the stuff I'm learning about. I work fifteen to
seventeen hours a week, depending on my schedule.
They'd like me to work twenty.
At this point, I don't think I'll do an honors thesis. I don't
have the time. There are too many things to do. The
accounting department is very demanding — we hardly
have time for electives. In general though, the honors
college has been very good experience.
I can't wait to graduate. Things seem to be getting harder
and harder as I go up. I just hope I can get a job . . .
Dr. James Henry: dean, College of Business
Administration/Graduate School of Management and
professor, finance and public administration
The student going out into the business world should
have an awareness of the tools required to do the job
effectively. He/she should also have a keen ability to
communicate and understand that the learning process
continues after graduation, and in some cases, is just
The benefit of a rigorous academic program is that it
provides the experience of the hard work it takes to
make it in business.
Business education is changing all over the country.
Throughout the 1980's, we will be increasing the study
of microcomputers in both the undergraduate and
graduate programs. Most executives have computers on
their desks, and students entering the business world will
have to use computer information for their jobs.
Another change in the business program is the
increase in the percentage of women, especially in the
graduate programs. Women are in doctoral programs in
accounting, computer science, information systems, and
National economic conditions are also changing.
There will be an improvement over the next three to four
years due to reduced interest rates and a greater money
supply which will raise productivity. There will be a basic
increase in the industries such as steel and auto
The types of work that will be available will require a
greater, more technical concentration in education.
Robotics will be a part of industry's future and students
must be prepared to deal with this and other changes.
Jill Byers: 1982 graduate with honors in English and
education (valedictorian); senior high school English
teacher, Wooster, Ohio
A long time ago I started taking physical and mental notes
during my classes about how I would teach the material . . .
especially what not to do. Now I pull out my English notes
for background information; I can preach from my English
Lit notes on the Puritans. And as I'm teaching my comp
class I get out old papers I wrote as examples. That way the
kids get to know me, that I had to do the same things. When
I'm grading compositions, I always try to be positive before
I slap on the negative. Every time I tell them that I'm going
to stop being nice, I drag out my colloquium paper with
YOU WERE VAGUE! written across the top.
I don't know if I'll always be a teacher. How long am I
going to be able to stand the constant preparation? The
kids? The salary? The responsibility? Some days I come
home and I'd kill to have a nine to five job with nothing to
do for the next day. I'm studying just as hard now as I did in
college, but it's a different king of studying — more
pressured. You can walk into a class unprepared, but not
when you're the lady on her feet. When you're doing the
thing you've geared your mind for, though — the thing
you've wanted for so long, it's a great feeling. It's ecstatic,
the power, almost. You're shaping the minds of your
students and also, probably, shaping their lives.
Kent State's College of Education is centrally located in White Hall.
However, the education of tomorrow's educators is never limited to
that structure. In the production lab at White, Bill Joseph practices
audio-visual skills that all education majors are expected to master
(above). And beyond the walls of the lab and of the building itself, Lydia
Nieszczur practices her technique on a group of four year olds at the
United Church of Christ preschool.
Dr. Normand Bernier: professor, educational foundations
and 1982 Distinguished Teacher
Teaching is a vocation for people who want to be
involved in other people's development. It's like a calling
and it takes special kinds of people to deal with the
process. Most jobs don't have the intense importance that
The challenge of teaching, especially undergraduates (I
never go a semester without teaching them) is that a lot of
the undergraduates haven't had the experience of
graduates and so you have to look into their own lives to
make it meaningful. It's more of a challenge, I think. It
forces me to use examples they can relate to.
I notice that when I deal with things outdated, like the
death of Martin Luther King, I suddenly realize that the
students were only little kids then; it makes me feel old and,
in a way, it makes me a better teacher. I have to update
and be open to make sure I get enough feedback, which
makes teaching and learning a transaction. Education is
different than talking to someone — it's a sharing process,
and unless it is shared I think it is empty and useless.
Teaching is an art and a science. It's a science because of
the research involved — a teacher has to know what's
going on so he can teach better. But it's also an art, an art
in which people learn to relate with other people through
communication skills, sensitivity, the appreciation of
human differences, an understanding of the impact of
environment on individuality. It's a process of
understanding how others are different from oneself.
Fine and Professional Arts
The College of Fine and Professional Arts comprises
seven separate schools ranging from Art to Technology.
And its goal is as exalted as its range is broad: to integrate
specialized skill and general insight. For many F&PA
majors, that integration takes place at Music and Speech.
In the studios of TV-2, Vicki Gallo, a senior majoring in
communications (above), assists in the warm-up for
45/49 Feedback, hosted by Jan Zima (this page, right). In
another part of the building, Bobbie Schoenberg, a senior
theater major, and Jeff Richmond, a junior in musical
theater, rehearse a different sort of show (opposite
George Bruce: senior, theater
I spent a year in pre-med and I can honestly say that a
major in theater involves more work. My treshman year I
took, among other things, honors calculus, chemistry,
colloquium (freshman honors English), and honors
psychology. The time I spent on my calculus class, for
example, in no way compares to the time I've spent on
acting classes for less credit.
To take it seriously, to learn anything, you have to be in
productions. And to be in productions, you have to keep a
2.0 GPA ... I think it should be higher, maybe 2.5. You
have classes, homework, papers, labs, and rehearsals two
to six hours a night, seven nights a week. Sometimes you
feel like whoever you're working with is wasting your time.
Sometimes you can be at rehearsal for four hours and on
stage for fifteen minutes. That's part of theater too.
One semester I was a horse in Equus and the assistant
stage manager for The Club. I also had eighteen hours of
classes, I was working fifteen to twenty hours a week at
Small Group Desk, and I had rehearsals nightly for Equus
from 6:00 to 10:30 and for The Club from 10:30 to 1 :00 or
1:30. I was known to my friends as The Amazing Man Who
Doesn't Sleep. I refuse to do that anymore.
Ever since my part in another play, King of Hearts, I have
tripped or fallen down in every show I've done at Kent
State. In fact, people have told me that the only reason I
get cast is because I can fall down. Whether or not that's
true, I do believe it's possible to learn to act. At least, it's
possible to learn to be believable — not everyone can learn
to be good. That's what they teach in the theater
department, though . . . how to be good.
Taylor Hall is the home of the professional arts: architecture and
journalism (as well as the entire College's administrative offices). In the
third floor studio, fourth year architects Dushan Bouchek left and John
Milloy spend a late night on their Ohio Edison project (above). And in the
basement, journalism instructor Judith Myrick and her feature writing
class discuss another form of student creativity (opposite bottom).
Thomas Barber: assistant dean, College of Fine and
One of my major responsibilities is student-oriented. I
see students on a daily basis about programatic concerns. I
still teach every semester, as do Deans Worthing and
Ausprich, so we're involved actively in the College. We've
not lost contact with students from the classroom
standpoint, and I certainly haven't lost contact with
students from the academic standpoint. One of our major
responsibilities is to service the students of this college.
The students come first; that is our primary concern.
This office is extremely busy, but when it comes to dealing
with the students, there is no problem that is "too trivial."
A problem, to a student, is a major problem, and so it may
appear trivial to someone that is not involved, but it is also
a major problem to us.
Every day is a learning experience. One thing nice about
administration: each day is different. You never run onto
the same thing twice each day. I can honestly say that I
look forward to coming to school, just for the new
experiences. In education today, you don't get bored. I've
been a classroom teacher for fifteen years, and I enjoyed
that experience. I've been a full-time administrator for the
last eight or nine years ... if I had to select one or the
other, that would be very difficult.
Sam Roe: senior, journalism and psychology and fall 1982
editor-in-chief of the Daily Kent Stater
There were many times this year when I thought being
editor of the Daily Kent Stater was going to drive me
insane. Newspaper work is never finished, and when it does
appear finished, you begin to think of ways the job could
have been done better. The paper can't be left at the
office, which I used to think was unfortunate. But I found
that when the work gets intense and I become wrapped up
in the news, the time I'm not working on the paper my mind
is pacing like a caged animal.
The news often becomes a fixation. This was particularly
true this year as the Stater was quite exciting for the staff.
We learned about the politics of journalism, the impact of
the press, and the values and evils of our readers. The
paper has been a valuable educational tool for everyone, far
better than any other the School of Journalism has
provided. In past years, the School of Journalism has
produced many inept graduates whose only genuine
learning came through the Stater. The school is improving
and so is the talent of the students. The Stater has the
potential to be the best college newspaper in the country.
Also, what the University now views as a controversial
and negative campus press will seem like peanuts a few
years from now. The Stater will be a very dominating force
on this campus by 1985 — particularly if it breaks away
from University strings. The responsibility will be enormous
as it will represent a major change of commitment for the
paper, but it will also be more fun for the students. And if I
didn't think writing and the newspaper business were fun, I
wouldn't be involved in them. I would probably go crazy
Like their counterparts in the College of Education, nursing students
spend only a relatively small part of their training in their academic
building (opposite bottom). Time outside of class is spent in clinical and field
experience and, of course, in the library (nursing is never referred to as a
"cake" major.) At Ravenna's Hattie Larlham Foundation, where severely
handicapped and mentally retarded children are cared for, Julie Kincer, a
junior (this page, right), and junior Maria Rubeis (below) practice some of
their nursing skills while working on their bedside manners.
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Darla Talbott: junior, nursing
I went to Massilon Community Hospital School of Nursing
for a three year degree. It's supposed to be one of the best
schools in the state. We didn't study English or social
sciences there . . . nothing but nursing and clinical. There
were only twenty-six others in my class and they're all
working now. I took my state boards in July and passed
them, so I'm a registered nurse, which is about as much of
a nurse as you can be, short of a doctorate. But I decided
to come back to school.
Kent has a very good school of nursing. I've had a lot of
the things in my other school, but not so much in depth.
The main reason I came back, which is not my reason
anymore, is because I wanted to go into psychiatric nursing
— counseling adolescents, especially in drug abuse. Now I
don't want to do that because I've worked on a psychiatric
unit at Akron General and I can't do it for the rest of my life.
But I will always be a nurse. When I graduate, I'll have a
bachelors in nursing, as well as my RN, and I suppose I'll go
back to work somewhere. So many positions are open in
nursing. I can't imagine graduating and not knowing what
you were going to do.
Phvs Ed. Recreation, and Dance
Kelly Donley: junior, recreation
A lot of times when people think about recreation, they
think of it as a cake field. But you have to have a
background in sociology, biology if you're in therapeutics
... I have a business background. There are theories and
philosophies of recreation just like everything else.
The best part of the program is that in your sophomore
year it gets you out in the field. You can be told and told
what it's like, but nobody can tell you what area you're
going to fit into. I've worked at a daycare center, in a junior
high, with the elderly. And your senior year, you have to do
a forty hour a week internship. People have done fieldwork
in places like racquetball clubs, summer camps,
intramurals programs — setting up day-to-day activities for
every age group.
The area I'm in is recreation and community, which
involves things like administrating and program planning in
parks and private athletic clubs. It's a broad area because
you can also get into cruise-directing, working in YMCA's
— getting programs together and letting people know
about them. The whole job depends on good PR.
In some areas of recreation, it's getting hard to find jobs.
Outdoor education programs are being cut all over. Lots of
people are going into therapeutics so that's filling up.
Management, the field I'm in, is opening up though. People
can't travel as much lately, so new parks and recreation
facilities are being set up everywhere.
PERD is exactly that — Physical Education,
Recreation, and Dance. In addition to its majors, the
College caters to the creative, recreative, and
performance needs of the University at large. The
Memorial Gym Annex is the facility most commonly
associated with PERD. There basic skills, including
senior industrial major Jeff Shoemaker's archery class
(opposite top) are taught and professional skills
mastered. Among the most demanding of these is
dance. Lisa Deranek, a sophomore majoring in biology
and minoring in dance, proves her grasp of the
vocabulary(this page, left)while in Michelle Zeller's jazz
class, students are tested on their technique (below).
photos by Gary Harwood
Dr. Robert Stadulis: assistant professor, physical
education and 1982 Distinguished Teacher
Above all else, I can honestly say that watching a student
grow, watching a student complete the process is probably
the most important reward available. When you're
advising, you really get to know the student over the four or
five years that he is here, and there is really a sense of
accomplishment in seeing him achieve what he sets out to
Anyone can look in a book. What's important is, can they
apply it? Can they work with it and be creative with it? We
seem indoctrinated to do the minimum. As long as you can
get by, that's good enough. That bothers me; it's so hard
to get students out of that "curve" model. "Where am I on
the curve?" To hell with the curve . . . where are you in
terms of you?
I'm really like a doctor in the sense that I'm always on
call — the door is always open and I try to, if you will, be of
service whenever I can. That entails being really available.
I've got graduate students that can't get down here during
the week because they are teaching. I've got to make a
commitment to them, or I can't be effective. I would say
the average workload of myself and the other two faculty
members who share my complex would be about eighty
hours a week. We run a Saturday program, and we're here
all day Saturday, just as we're here on the other five days.
For those who take advantage of the Annex's library, physical education obviously
connotes something much more involved than "gym" (opposite top). However, the
physical part is fully as important to those, like senior telecom major Cookie Krizmanich,
who only pass through the Annex on Tuesday and Thursday nights for slimnastics (above).
And in the Memorial Gym proper, the best efforts of Kent State's physical efforts,
especially in basketball and swimming, are presented for each season's competitions.
President Michael Schwartz
photos by Bob Sorino
He is Kent State University's biggest fan, an admissions
officer's dream. He broadcasts Kent State as a fine
university that will get even better. His enthusiasm infects
nearly everyone from faculty and students to townspeople
and businessmen. After meeting with him, you can't help
feeling proud of your association with the University. And
above all these, he is Kent State's most visible freshman:
President Michael Schwartz.
The youngest man to head KSU since its first president,
John McGilvrey, the 45-year-old Schwartz was chosen
successor to the retiring Brage Golding by a presidential
search committee. While six years in the administrative
wings were an obvious advantage in University knowledge,
they were also a handicap, for they pinned his flaws to his
sleeve. Schwartz survived the selection process, however,
to take the helm of a University whose problems had been
calmed, but not solved during Golding's five-year tenure.
An incredible student demographic shift, massive statewide
budget cuts, and increased competition from nearby
schools were only three of the obstacles facing the new
president when he took office in September.
Dr. Schwartz began his life as a Chicago street kid who
grew up a stone's throw from Lake Michigan. His appetite
for academics did not become apparent until he traveled
south to the University of Illinois, where he became
fascinated with learning, and where he met his wife,
Ettabelle. One year after receiving his bachelor's degree in
psychology in 1958, Schwartz earned a master's degree in
labor and industrial relations. And a short time later came
his doctorate in sociology.
In 1962, he became a sociology professor at Detroit's
Wayne State University, and in the automobile capitol
reeling from recession, he found himself drawn to the
problems of children of unemployed workers. Refusing to
accept prevailing theories linking juvenile delinquency to
environmental factors, Dr. Schwartz built the framework
for his own theory. His research brought him national
acclain in academic circles.
From Wayne State he moved on in 1970 to Florida
•Atlantic University, where he took charge of a foundering
sociology department and later became dean of the College
of Social Sciences. But Schwartz was going places fast, so
it came as no surprise when, in 1976, Kent State lured him
from the sand and surf to become vice-president of
graduate studies and research. And finally, after a term as
Kent State's vice-president of academic and student affairs
and provost, he is the University's tenth president, a
position he wanted very badly. He became a teacher
because of his genuine concern for young people, and
perhaps he viewed a university presidency as the most
influential part he could play in their lives.
That is the story behind the man who began the most
consuming challenge of his life last September. It has been
rough going ever since. During the fall semester alone,
Kent State received public attention over conflicts between
the Daily Kent Stater and the Undergraduate Student
Senate, as well as the exposure of grade fraud from years
past, accusations of sexism and racism at the University,
and a proposal by former Governor Rhodes to merge Kent
State and Akron Universities. Schwartz is devoted to
solving these problems and also to forming a clear, concise
University mission statement and improving research
opportunities and awareness. All this from a man who
would be happiest flying to Europe and simply strolling the
winding streets of the town. Today, Michael Schwartz can
only reminisce about sitting back with a book of Russian
history and listening to music for hours. Today, he is a
university president driven by his conviction that each and
every Kent State diploma must represent a quality
Lines, forms, numbers, registration . . . confusion. A sea
of new faces, and every one of them looks just as dismayed
as my own. Food coupons, ID cards, more registration . . .
when do the lines stop? Come to think of it, where do they
stop? Where do they start? Things are getting impossibly
complicated already, and it's only the beginning of
Orientation Week. Is it going to be this way for four years?
Oh God, I sure hope not.
Alas, the inevitable. The dreaded placement tests. It's
the same old story — no one finishes the math exam
except Pointdexter, the bespectacled computer science
major. But I'm just a freshman and I'm not proud. Who
cares if I guess? I've got nothing to lose, right? Wrong. I got
placed in honors calculus. Imagine me, the same person
who got straight D's in high school geometry, struggling
along in honors calculus. A little more complication? More
confusion? I can cope ... I have to.
The first night in the dorm was incredible. I found myself
sitting around, talking to five guys I didn't even know,
playing poker with food coupons, and watching Johnny
Carson. "By this time next week," one of my new friends
joked, "I'll have skipped my first class." College obviously
means different things to different people.
The next day, the campus was transformed into a huge
cattle yard, filled with ignorant freshmen who needed to be
herded from advising session to advising session and
prepared for slaughter at the end of the week. That
slaughter came swiftly, but not without warning. And it had
a much nicer name: they call it "Scheduling." What an
experience. Five thousand panicked students running amok
in a barricaded ballroom . . . the proverbial blitz. None of us
had the faintest idea what we were doing; what we could
grasp was that we needed classes — some kind of classes.
The only things that got most of us through was basic
survival instinct. In the end, everything has a way of
working itself out.
In all fairness, the University makes some effort to
treat its freshmen like people rather than branded
cattle. Orientation Week is a classic microcosm of
Kent State life; some things are successful beyond
every expectation, others fail miserably for no reason
at all. Registration is a perfect example. Confusion is
not an inherent part of the situation; it comes in
between the ears of worn down and harrassed
freshmen very similar to Laurie Manning, a
prospective criminal justice major (opposite top). The
New Games (opposite bottom), are less dependable
— one of those mandatory events that usually prove
enjoyable for those who bother to show up.
Orientation Week also has its competitive side. At
Music and Speech, future fashion merchandising
major Lynn Yoder tries out for the marching band's
flag squad (this page, left). And back in the dorm —
Manchester, to be specific — five more novices learn
the basic principle of survival at college: when all else
fails, find your friends.
Photos by Herb Detrick
For some people, Orientation Week was great. For
others, it was hell. For most of us it was both, and maybe
that's the way of the world. It was a weird time that a lot of
"mere freshmen" would probably like to forget, but is was
also a perfect opportunity to get used to the run-around
that is college life. And it was definitely one of those times
that looks better when you look back. I just can't wait for
the day when I can laugh and say "Oh yeah, I remember
when I was a freshman
What could be more appropriate at a notorious suitcase college than
"Get-away Trips" on the very first weekend of the semester? No wonder
so many freshmen (not to mention sophomores, juniors, and seniors) feel
uncomfortable sticking around — they were pushed out of the nest before
they had a chance to realize how comfortable it was. The trips are,
however, a good example of the Orientation Program's efforts to acquaint
new students with the area's more exciting attractions. On Thursday,
August 26, buses left for Blossom Music Center and a quintessential
northeastern Ohio evening with the Michael Stanley Band. Friday featured
musical theater: Westside Story at the Huntington Playhouse. Saturday
was for riding — rollercoasters at Geauga Lake or canoes at Mohican
State Park. And the weekend wound down with trips to Sea World or the
Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Mav 4. 1982
Remember, reflect, teach . . .
How much of your education, after twelve or fourteen
years, is still with you? How many of the many lessons
you've been taught are in there somewhere, waiting to be
applied? Have you filed them away, or do you bring them
out sometimes and think about them? Can you make
connections? Generalizations? Do you ever put your hand
in the fire a second time when it's been badly burned? Do
you ever consider that your friend's misfortune might as
easily be your own?
On May 4, 1970, four people were killed on this campus:
that is a historical fact. It can be forgotten or ignored, but
never erased. And unlike some facts that are better left
alone, the fact of May 4 is resurrected each year, held up
once again for public scrutiny. It always hurts, and although
the doctor will tell you that masking pain is dangerous,
sometimes all you can do is treat the symptoms. People
aren't as easily resurrected as facts.
The particular climate that generated May 4 is, like the
event itself, history. The war in Vietnam is over. Nixon is
over. Even James Rhodes, the most availabe villain, has
stepped down. In one sense, at least, the danger is past; for
those who prefer to forget, it is absolutely past. It seems
cruel, perverse, to remember a fear that has eased over
the years — to stir up settled confusion.
But if the old litany is true, if those who forget are indeed
doomed to repeat, then perhaps it is more cruel to forget.
What happens when a student is killed? His future is
destroyed. His very right to life is not merely neglected, but
denied. These are the absolutes of May 4, the
consequences independent of blame or judgment. Can
they occur in 1982? Do maimed educational budgets
destroy futures? Does racial or sexual discrimination deny
rights? Is killing a person's hope and aspirations preferable
to killing his body — or are they fundamentally the same
Think about it. Even those who would prefer to forget
would not, in all liklihood, prefer these injustices. They
oppose the commemoration of May 4 because it has
become "Political"; the universals are being lost in a blur of
popular causes; the solemn memory of the dead is being
abused. But think about it. May 4 was a political event,
occasioned by a war protest. And although that protest
finally brought the war home, it was begun by students
looking beyond their homes, toward people in a very
foreign land. So few truly significant events have a pure,
single focus. Memory bounces off them like light reflecting
from a mirror, spreading away to brighten the corners . . .
or to reveal the implications.
What are the "implications" that somehow get attached
to May 4? In 1982, someone mentioned El Salvador — a
messy situation to say the least and far removed from
Kent, Ohio. But the aberration that disturbed Kent on May
4 is a daily fact of life, or death in El Salvador, in Beirut, in
Ireland. Can there be a wrong time or place for
remembering that? Can forgetting a tragedy at home
encourage the forgetting of all human tragedy. When the
war came home, it came home to stay. It will stay until
some concerted effort is made to end it on a worldwide
scale. El Salvador, the draft, the government's educational
policy ... all have their place in the May 4
commemoration. They aren't the central issue, but in
1982, they are the important issues.
And when the important issues are understood, they
must be communicated. Hundreds of books have been
written, classes taught, and projects researched on May 4,
but it is not, in the end, an academic matter. The teaching
that counts is the teaching that leaves the University. Like
all good teaching, it is rational, tolerant, perseverant. It is
an explanation to those who would reach back into the fire,
that the pain of memory hardly equals the pain of actual
suffering. And it is the teaching, even more than the
rememberance or the reflection, which insures that history
will not repeat itself.
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Stereotypes die hard. Picture a soldier: John Wayne in
The Green Berets or even Gomer Pyle's Sargeant Carter.
They are hardened, grim; above all, they are men. Now
picture a nurse: someone clean and motherly (not fatherly)
dressed in white. Could any two roles be more mutually
The longer you live, however, the more you realize that
stereotypes almost never apply to actual people. Denise
Randell, for example, is a soldier and a nurse, or she will be
both when she is graduated from Kent in December of
1983. And in combining the two, she typifies the new
military personality, a personality whose patriotism is
pragmatic rather than fanatic and whose motivation is an
equal mix of personal and national security.
"I always wanted to be in the military," Denise says. She
planned to enlist in the Navy before the Air Force ROTC
program at Kent State offered her a chance to attend
college and study nursing, a chance she would not
otherwise have had. Taking that chance to realize both her
ambitions involved an interesting compromise.
"When you commit yourself to the Air Force," she
explains, "you have to sign a paper agreeing to do certain
things like shooting a handgun or working with nukes. I
signed the paper, but I don't agree with everything it said.
As a nurse, I should never have to fire a handgun anyway.
Signing was a compromise I chose to make."
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For Denise, the benefits of that compromise have far
outweighted its difficulties. In the ROTC program, she found
people who were interested in her questions and problems,
who made her feel wanted. "The Air Force," she says, "is
like a big family. The more I'm into it, the more I feel that
way." Paradoxically, she found that feeling absent in the
School of Nursing, where concern and helping are the
course of study.
And so, although nursing will be her career, the Air Force
will be her way of life ... at least for her four-year service
obligation. ROTC courses are designed, in part, to prepare
cadets for the military lifestyle. They emphasize such
general skills as leadership and communication, but they
also teach the essentials of base life: protocol and
hierarchy, logistics and military codes. Such regimentation
seems prohibitive to students on the outside, but like the
uniform, it is an integral part of the responsibility of military
Another fact of military life is the unbalanced ratio of
males to females. In Denise's senior class, there are twenty
cadets, three of whom are women. At basic training, four of
twenty-five were women. Attitudes toward the female
minority vary, but according to Denise, there's always the
challenge to "prove yourself."
During her stay at a base in Arkansas one summer, Denise sat in
on several "bitch sessions" with the female officers. A typical topic
of conversation was the uniform. "When was the last time you saw
an executive wear a peter pan collar?" she quotes one of the
officers. "It's too bad that sometimes you have to act like a bitch
to prove you know what you're doing, whether you look like it or
Even in the Air Force, however, the nursing profession is
dominated by women, a fact which should save Denise a certain
amount of proving when she has received her assignment. She cites
the certainty of that assignment, not only for nurses but for all
AFROTC graduates, as a major attraction of the ROTC program.
"When I wear my uniform on campus," she says, "the reactions I
get from other students are mostly caused by ignorance rather
than disrespect. Things are quiet now — we're not fighting a war
— and people understand our motives for joining ROTC. There are
no jobs on the outside ... we need jobs."
Eventually, Denise would like to become a midwife. The Air Force
can supply the special training she needs to realize that ambition,
but first she must demonstrate her ability and responsibility. Some
ROTC cadets are discouraged by the demands made of them for
such demonstration. Denise takes it in stride. "The Air Force is
going to let me be what I want to be," she says.
And because it lets not only nursing students, but also pilots and
geologists and physicists and journalists and a host of other majors
"be what they want to be," ROTC programs have lost the
controversial edge they once had. In the 1980s, ROTC has become
a viable means to a variety of ends for a variety of people. Without
their uniforms, today's ROTC cadets resemble soldiers about as
closely as today's nurses resemble John Wayne.
Saturday morning's Homecoming parade featured
this Scottish bagpipe band in addition to the more
traditional units (above). Horse-drawn carriages
also took to the streets, providing a different view
of campus to returning alumni (this page, right).
The big weekend kicked off on Friday afternoon
with a Superstars competition between teams of
dorm students, independents, and alumni. Frank
Montini gives his all in the tug of war phase of that
competition (opposite top), and when it all was
over, Mary Hrvatin and her Dueling Deuces team
from the second floor of Fletcher carried off the
first-place trophy (opposite bottom).
Return to the Good Old Days . . . that's just what Kent
State did from September 29 to October 2, 1982, when
nostalgic themes added to the continuing tradition of
Various organizations dabbled in the festivities of the
weekend by sponsoring theme-oriented events of their
own. Regalia from various periods were characteristic of
KIC's "old-fashioned dinner" at Manchester Field and
IGPB's 50s dance in the Rathskellar. And the undeniably
appropriate bee-bop and blues of Saturday night's semi-
formal had the ballroom jumping with young and old alike,
capping the reminiscences that began, for many, with a
horse-drawn carriage ride around campus on Friday
Clear skies and a large parade audience welcomed the
sixty-eight-unit procession of floats, bands, and vintage
autos that opened Homecoming Saturday. The parade was
led by KSU alumnus and Parade Marshal Major General
James McCarthy. And, for the movie buffs, a special
appearance was made by the Campus Bus Service's
resident celebrity, the bus shown speeding away at the
close of the movie The Graduate.
But what would Homecoming be without football? In
addition to its honor of being the big Homecoming game,
Saturday's contest marked the Golden Flashes' first
The halftime entertainment at Saturday's Homecoming game
included music by the KSU marching and alumni bands (this
page, right) and the crowning of Homecoming King Tim Green, a
senior majoring in recreational therapy, and Queen Leesa Ann
Bradley, a sophomore majoring in flight operations (opposite
bottom). In the stands, seniors Jim Repas (with "Kenf'sign) and
Brian Schorr enjoy the summery afternoon despite its dreary
football (this page, bottom). The highlight of the game was the
appearance of a smoke bomb which was tossed back and forth
between the field and the stands (opposite top).
home appearance of the season. Enthusiasm and
expectations ran high as thousands flocked to the game.
When they arrived, another taste of the old days greeted
them in the form of 25$ hotdogs and 5$ Cokes.
Outstanding performances by the KSU marching and
alumni bands were crowd pleasers, as was the crowning of
the Homecoming King and Queen. But an errant smoke
bomb and a 20-0 loss to Miami quickly brought fans back to
the reality of the Flashes' 1982 season.
In the end, however, the success of the theme prevailed.
KSU alumni, students, friends, and visitors all found an
alternative to today's hard times by taking just a few days
and returning ... to Kent State and the good old days.
Greek Week 1982 kicked off at the Krazy Horse on March
29 with the annual Greek Godess pageant. Contestants were
judged in casual prep, evening gown, and swimsuit
competitions and a gruelling question and answer phase
designed to test their poise. Coming out on top at the
evening's end was Jon "Jodi" Vandeveld, the Phi Sigma
Kappa/Delta Gamma contestant. First runner-up was Dale
"Darlene" Zink of Delta Tau Delta/Delta Zeta and in second
place was Jerry "Geradline" White, sponsored by Sigma Tau
Delta/Alpha Phi/Sigma Chi.
The Pageant was followed on March 30 by a Songfest held
at the University Auditorium. Winners of that event were Alpha
Epsilon Phi/Delta Zeta/Signa Tau Gamma/Alpha Epsilon Pi
for their selections from the musical South Pacific. Selections
from Oklahoma earned second place for Alpha Phi/Alpha Chi
Rho/Sigma Alpha Epsilon and taking third place with numbers
from Cinderella were Delta Gamma/Theta Chi/Sigma Phi
The Loose Caboose was the scene for the next event, a
Dance-a-Thon held on April 2. The test of nerves and
endurance, which lasted from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, benefitted
the Portage County Big Brothers and Sisters program.
Winners received a trip for two to New York City.
The Greek Games, traditionally the finale of the Week, were
postponed a week because of inclement weather and finally
held indoors, in the University School Auditorium. Winners in
the fraternity category were the brothers of Delta Tau Delta
with Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Chi sharing second.
Sorority winner was Delta Zeta with a second place tie
between Alpha Phi and Delta Gamma. Winners of the spirit
award were Alpha Phi and Phi Sigma Kappa.
ThP I ast M*A*S*H Bash
It was just another February evening at Kent State
University. The ususal mixture of sound and silence
prevailed: a few people studying in the lounge down the
hall, a few muscleheads making their usual post-weekend
Around 8:00, the pace began to pick up — something
very unusual for a Monday night. It soon became clear that
this would be no ordinary evening. The routine had been
upset by a "mere" television program: the final epsiode of
That episode had everyone talking for one reason or
another. It was a historical event, pulling in million-dollar
sponsors. It was a 2Vz hour chunk of Monday night when
studying was out of the question. And it was true: the
members of the 4077th were finally coming home.
photos by Gary Harwood
Since its beginnings in 1972, M*A*S*H has been one of
the most talked about and well-loved television series ever
produced. In its eleven-year run, it became more than just
another mindless situation comedy; it became a statement
against war. And the fast-paced and dependable humor
became a cloak for that larger social statement.
For Dr. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, the Korean
War was a big mistake, but he felt a sense of duty to the
wounded who paraded through the 4077th on an endless
assembly line. His final breakdown seemed inevitable,
though his insanity and outlandish pranks were a mainstay
All of the cast, in fact, made its contribution to the series.
Viewers were treated to an eleven-year process of
character growth and development at the end of which,
the "characters" had become too real to retain that
description. They had become people.
And so it was only natural that the viewers should be
there at the end to see Hawkeye and BJ. take their last
drink together; to see Klinger's wedding and Colonel
Potter's farewell ride into the sunset. And it seemed right
that with the end, the members of the 4077th were
released from the torment of the Korean conflict forever.
Perhaps it was time for the series to end, for its cast to
say good-bye. But M*A*S*H will never be gone forever
because a little part of the show will live on in all its fans. We
have not lost a friend; we have gained a memory that can
never be taken away.
King Kennedy Center
Kent State University has been known for it's radical
student body and their extremist ideas dating from the
Vietnam War protests of the 60s to the draft
registration/financial aid controversy of today. Protesting
is a way of voicing discontent. In 1969 the students of KSU
began a protest that is still going on. It is a protest against
poverty, illiteracy, and social need.
The King Kennedy Center, located on Farfield Ave. in the
poverty stricken McElrath area of Ravenna, began as a
service project for the KSU Greeks. Soon the entire student
community, faculty, and administration got involved in
what was the first and is still the only university-funded
neighborhood center in the country. With the help of the
Cleveland and Knight Foundations, KSU students pledged
to raise $80,000 to build the first of a two building complex,
consisting of a community center and a gymnasium. To
accomplish this an optional $2.00 fee was put on the
registration payment form. In 1973 student support totaled
$22,000. In 1983, with many organizations dependent
upon donations, King Kennedy saw its spring semester
contributions dwindle. Only $300 dollars were received,
but the Center remains open.
On November 4, 1978, King Kennedy opened its doors to
the people of McElrath to provide them with some badly
needed services. Serving over 300 people in the local area
and about 1500 throughout Portage County, King Kennedy
offers children's programs such as the youth council,
computer club, drill team, drama club, three 4-H clubs,
Round Robin Tutoring with the participation of KSU
students, and the Roger Henry "Challenge to Read
program." For adults the center offers the Vietnam
Veterans Association, an adult Bible class, the NAACP, crisis
intervention, and financial information services.
The 6000 square foot community center has office
space, two meeting rooms, a kitchen, a small library, and a
main hall where dances are held by the 4-H Clubs. The
building also has a $2000 a month heating bill which has
forced it to limit its hours, opening only on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 3:00-8:00 p.m.
With a remaining mortgage of $11,000 King Kennedy is
finding it increasingly difficult to meet its monthly
obligations. The United Way contributes over $11,000
annually to King Kennedy for maintenance of the building
and for the salary of a part-time director. But none of this
helps pay the mortgage.
The people of McElrath need the King Kennedy Center
more today than ever. With the help of the students of
KSU, King Kennedy could once again provide many services
that have been discontinued because of the financial
crunch. It's as simple as checking the $2.00 box #46 on
your registration payment form.
photos by Gary Harwood
photos by Bob Sorino
What could have been a needed boost for the
King Kennedy Center, turned out to be the usual
Kent State apathetic flop. The Spring Fling,
sponsored by Black United Students and
Undergraduate Student Senate, had the
attendance of a lecture by Howard Cosell on the
agony of laryngitis. For $3.00 a couple you
could enjoy an evening of dancing and friendship
and help the financially troubled King Kennedy
Center. The benefit was held at the Student
Center Ballroom on Feb. 24.
It's a required part of college life now for many majors.
You think about it when you flip through the catalog and
see it when, as a freshman, you wonder if you will last long
enough in college to start and complete it. The
upperclassmen bitch and complain about how tough theirs
were and how rough it was finding them in the first place.
But when you yourself start looking you know you are
reaching the end of your college career. And when you are
working on one and you do something good, it gives you a
great feeling. When you hear later of compliments paid you
or you receive a good grade for the work you did, you start
to feel that maybe, just maybe, you know what you are
doing in your major. Maybe you'll make it out in the real
What is this beast that gives college students both
pleasure and pain? The internship, the field study, plain old
practical experience ... all of these mean working at a part
of full time job in your major for credit.
While not everyone agrees on the benefits and
drawbacks of an internship experience, both faculty and
students usually do agree that the work experience helped
the student learn something.
The learning process usually starts with the job search.
And this search can take many forms. Maybe your old
Uncle Joe can get you in at his old drinking buddy's
company. Maybe the boss from your high school job can
help you out. But more than likely, the search begins at a
bulletin board with the internship list furnished by your
academic department. From there, you find yourself
talking to the professor who coordinates the program for
However, you may not go through your academic
department at all. Another place offering help to KSU
students seeking internships is the Career Planning and
Placement Center. The Center provides placement
services for KSU graduates, seniors, and other registered
students seeking either permanent or field experience jobs.
Roberta Vertucci, program officer for the Center, says
that she and her fellow workers do what they can to place
students in their fields.
"We try to work with the students needs and wants,
while at the same time trying to be realistic with him,"
Vertucci says. "It's a tough time trying to find a job right
now; we try to tell a student that what he or she wants may
not be available right away. We give them every bit of help
that we can in getting a start in their fields."
The input that Vertucci receives from employers of KSU
interns is mostly positive. "Both the Center and myself get
a lot of good comments about KSu students who are
working," she says. "We get comments from some
employers looking for other KSU interns, and that is a good
sign for the school."
The methods of doing internship work are as varied as
the methods of finding it.
One of the oldest internship programs at KSU is the
School of Journalism's. Professor William Fisher,
coordinator of the program, says that the close to forty
year old program is known for its quality by employers
around the country.
"Employers know from past results, other employers,
and KSU's reputation that they should get a good person if
that person is from KSU."
Fisher notes that the internship, which is required for
journalism majors, is good experience for the students. "On
the job experience can usually give the student a taste of
what the field could hold in store for him as a future."
A program that is younger than the School of
Journalism's but still doing well is that of the geography
department. Dr. Bart Epstein, chairman of the department,
said that the program is only about seven or eight years
old, but is getting stronger.
"The geography field study can be in different areas of
the field," Epstein says. "We have some who work in city
planning, others who do work in land-use studies, public
agency work, and other areas."
"We average about eight or ten students on field study
per year, and they serve in varying capacities," he
continues. "We find that the experience really benefits
them in learning about more outside-oriented activities.
They come back and can use the experience to their
benefit in classes and eventually in their jobs."
The political science department does not require an
internship of its majors, but those students who do choose
to take them usually find the experience valuable according
to Dr. Gertrude Steuernagel, the department's internship
"We don't require it, but we've had students come back
from working on a political campaign or working in a
legislator's office with lots of information and new ideas to
use," Steuernagel says.
Some political science students do internship work while
participating in the department's spring semester in
Washington, D.C. Others find work in Ohio.
"It's usually a good experience, even if the student isn't
always thrilled by the work. It's good because it gives them
a hands on experience," Steuernagel concludes.
Those students from any major who find internships
usually also find valuable career starters which give them a
chance to test the skills they have obtained through the
college process. For many, it is the end of that classroom
process. But it may also mark the beginning of a
K£l) Theater Rarkstage
photos by Gary Harwood
Lights, costumes, makeup . . . they are what make the
theater world go round. They are the unifying elements that
make actors become characters and staged scenes come
to life. Over the course of any average theater season,
many people get a chance to see shows like Pippin,
Chicago, or Lester Sims Retires Tomorrow, but only a
handfull of stage hands get to see the work that goes on
behind the scenes. The workers that have contributed to
these shows are often the people who have done the most
work. Unfortunately, they are also the people who receive
the least credit.
Weeks of hard work and seemingly endless rehearsals are
dedicated to the preparation of a few nights of active
performance. The actors and actresses get the chance to
spend a few moments in the spotlight, to receive a little
applause. For the stage crew, there is no such gratification.
photos by Bob Sorino
According to costume designer LuEtt Hanson, the
rewards she derives from her work are much less tangible
"I am happy with my work because it involves the
creation of a visual effect that works in its own right — and
seeing ideas become realities is rewarding. It is really great
to have an idea and see it on paper, then be able to see it
transformed into something that is three dimensional,"
"And my work is never really done. There are always
changes and repairs to take care of; there is always a
chance to look back and say 'I wish that I would have done
this or that.' Theoretically, my job is finished on opening
night," she concludes. "Then I feel like the rest of the cast
and crew are supposed to feel on closing night. The show is
over for me."
Others, including technical director Ted Belden, set
designer Antonio Barrera, and choreographer/director Ron
Spangler, also spend long, hard hours on work which is, at
"Everyone always sees the actors," says Candy
Coleman, stage manager for the musical Chicago, "but the
people behind the scenes are the ones that are putting in
the hours of work which no one ever has a chance to see.
We behind the scenes don't get the applause that the
actors receive, so it is much more natural for us to want to
move along to the next project. Actors always want shows
to last forever, but I'm always ready for a new challenge."
Black History Month
"Not for a week or a month, but for a lifetime" was the
theme of Black History Month, celebrated during February,
1983. The objective of the month was to draw attention to
the accomplishments of blacks throughout American
history and to increase pride and unity among Kent State's
black students. In keeping with these goals, a number of
programs and workshops were scheduled to highlight the
various facets of the black experience.
Leonne Hudson, a graduate student in American history,
presented the opening lecture on "The Meaning of Black
History Month." Hudson attributed the gap that exists
between blacks and whites to "a lack of knowledge." In
particular, he stressed a faulty knowledge — among
whites and blacks — of black historical accomplishments,
which are often ignored by history textbooks. The most
effective remedy to this ignorance, Hudson suggested, is
careful education, the prerequisite to the eventual
rewriting of the deficient books.
In another type of program, entertainer Geoffrey
Holder addressed the creative side of the black
experience. Through drama, interpretive dance, and
comedy, he proved both his own versatility and the
limitless contributions that blacks can and have made to
American theater. Despite these contributions, Holder
believes that blacks aren't getting a fair share of the
acting world. Misunderstanding, it would seem, carries
over into creative as well as intellectual pursuits.
The problems of institutionalized racism were
discussed by criminal trial lawyer Leslie Gaines Jr.
Gaines emphasized the importance of pride,
perseverance, and family to the success of black men
and women in white-dominated fields such as law. He
also encouraged black students to take setbacks as
challenges rather than defeats.
These examples are only a few of the many Black
History Month events. When the heavier issues had been
raised and discussed, however, that month ended on a
light and positive note. The All-Campus Programming
Board and Black United Students cooperated to bring
the group One Way to the Student Center Ballroom on
February 27. The well-attended concert concluded a
special month, but opened a new year of black
awareness for Kent State students.
Does anyone say "check it out" anymore (meaning, of course, direct your attention in "its"
general direction)? The "it" you're checking doesn't have to be anything special. Empty space
is good, and for sophomore architect majors Craig Sanders and Karen Cline, fall is full of
things (i.e. leaves) that are worth looking at simply because a month ago they were all out of
reach (opposite bottom). There's always, always the weather to keep an eye on — like death
and finals, it won't go away. Freshmen Paul Graves, a political science major, and Gabnella
Warmenhoven, undeclared, take a peek at Kent's all-purpose day (above). And indoors, the
old "like mother, like child" adage gets a visual application (this page, right).
Anyone with a radio can call himself a music lover. Anyone with a few
bucks can be a dancer for the night at the Krazy Horse Lounge. But you
have to respect the people whose interest in the arts goes a little
deeper, whose talent — whether for fun or profit — allows for a little
more than dial-turning or slow-dancing. The size of the audience (or
potential audience) varies, but the fascination with performance
remains the same. Beverly Bokar, a sophomore majoring in
telecommunications, dreams her way through band practice
anticipating a football crowd (this page, left) while freshman
psychology major Marc Banones performs for an audience of one:
Kathy Tucker, a freshman in special education (opposite bottom).
Local bands, like the Bettys, are always interested in increasing their
following (opposite right), but there are always a few who don't mind
performing solely for themselves (above).
Let's play word association: December . . . Christmas! Christmas . . .
snow! Snow . . . January, February, March, April, etc. And when there's
snow (and a handy cafeteria), there's bound to be someone careering
down front campus on a tray — or a fellow someone. Even for veteran
northern Ohio residents, winter in Kent takes some getting used to. But
after the first few months (when you've built up your immunities), it can be
a pretty good time.
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Speaking of your natural highs . . . Those who
shy away from artificial inducement have only
themselves or their cause to keep them
stimulated. The Olson weight room is home
away from home for many KSU health freaks,
both male and female. Junior physical education
major Rhonda Hoff and her spotter, Mary Joe
Clark, a sophomore majoring in design, are
among those who "life for life" on a regular
basis (opposite). The nuclear disarmament issue
is a perfect vehicle for those who prefer to
dovote their time to something more global than
individual (above). And what is a hobby but a
small-scale cause? Hot air ballonist flock
annually to Ravenna for such events as the
Balloonaffair (this page, bottom).
Dan Stitt, opposite; Thomas Lewis, above
On any given weekend, there are two distinctly different
ways to approach one downtown Kent. Unless you play the
game, you probably won't understand.
First, there's Happy Hour (those magic, magic words).
It's four o'clock, Friday afternoon, and you can not go on.
You can not think. Your attention span approximately
equals the duration of that first cold beer. Your friends are
waiting for you, saving a table. They want to celebrate,
can't do it without you . . . can not do it.
There's something unspeakably comfortable about
Happy Hour. No surprises, no pressure. It's too early to
worry where or with whom you'll spend the rest of the
night. You go down after your last class so nobody cares
how you look. And you almost always have a happy hour
home — the place you go every week because you like
what's happening there.
That's four o'clock. Ten o'clock is a whole different story.
You've been home, dressed to kill, and now you're out for
blood: at the very least, a very good time. At most, your
body count is at stake and what you want is something
warm to go with the nice cold beer. And if you don't get it,
you had the thrill of the chase, which certainly beats the
thrill of a computer run or the excitement of midterms.
Friday and Saturday nights are a competitive sport in
downtown Kent, and after a week or so of studying, that's
exactly what you need.
The doors aren't always literally open in downtown Kent, especially not in February,
but everyone (with a valid I.D. or two) is welcome. The Robin Hood (opposite
bottom) is a favorite meeting place for those who aren't up to the long walk
downtown, or who don't expect to be capable of the long drive home. There are,
however, advantages to making the journey. The Pufferbelly, opened in December
1981 in Kent's old railroad station, shares Franklin Street with Ray's, Mother's, and
the Venice, but offers a slightly more sedate alternative to the usual crowd scene.
Atmosphere isn't a thing you can formulate, and
in downtown Kent it's likely to change from night
to night, from bar to bar. Still, there are those
one-word responses that always come to mind
when someone asks, "Hey, what's that place
like?" For Mother's (opposite top), that
response is "reggae," which turns the whole
room into a dance floor on a good Saturday
night. Genesis has its psychadelic wall that
reinforces the air guitarists' illusions of grandeur
(opposite left). And what would the Krazy Horse
be without its annual T-shirt contest (opposite
right)? The Robin Hood generally boasts two
distinct moods: in the back, the good old boys
gather around the table (below), while out front,
the less mellow spectate contests that range
from pizza-eating to hot legs (this page, left).
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Ray's and Mother's go together like . . . upstairs and downstairs. On the street level (Franklin
Street, to be specific), Ray's caters to both pleasure and privacy seekers (this page, top, and
opposite). People who frequent Ray's are loyal; they usually don't say, "Let's go downtown."
They say, "Let's hit Ray's." And they hit it for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and the rest of the
night. A cover charge on the weekends and a narrow flight of stairs make Mother's a little less
accessible (above), but for draft in mason jars and music that jars Ray's ceiling, it's the only
place to go.
photos by Bob Sorino
On October 17, The Clash brought their Combat Rock tour to the
Memorial Gym in a show opened by Cleveland reggae band Spirit I
and closed by two encores. On April 1, 1982, another ACPB show,
Bounty Hunter in the Student Center Ballroom, was considerably
less successful only 92, including members of the band and their
opening act. Risque, were on hand for the performance. On April 18,
progressive jazz musician Jeff Lorber and his band drew a more
enthusiastic crowd to the University Auditorium.
Jeff Lorber Fusion
Robin Williams/John Sebastian
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Comedian Robin Williams, best known for his
characterization of Mork in the series Mork and Mindy,
entertained an audience of 2,884 in the Memorial Gym on
October 24. Opening for Williams was singer-songwriter
John Sebastian, former lead for the Lovin' Spoonful.
Sebastian also closed the show, joining Williams on stage
for a musical finale.
The "amazing new" Fayrewether, reorganized but still well-received, made its area
debut at the Rathskellar on October 21, 1982. The group's theatrics, which place it a
notch above most local bands, were absent from another Rathskellar event on No-
vember 15. Leon Redbone brought his characteristically low-key blues act to campus
for two packed shows on that evening and pleased the crowd with such numbers as
"My Blue Heaven" and "I Wanna Be Seduced." On April 17, 1982, another audience of
blues fans packed JB's to hear Chicago's Koko Taylor and her band, the Blues Ma-
Thursday Night Comedy
Second City Comedy
photos by Bob Brindley
Comedian Henny Youngman brought his one-liners (Take my
wife . . . please) to the Rathskellar on January 24. Youngman
can boast fifty years of steady popularity in the
entertainment business. Opening the show was Cleveland
Heights' own Michael Spiro, a singer and comedian in his
Pure Prairie League
Their recent hit "Let Me Love You Tonight"
made Pure Prairie League a natural for
ACPB's Valentine's Day concert in the
University Auditorium. The band performed
songs from their entire thirteen-year career,
including several from their most recent
album. Opening for the League were Deadly
Earnest and the Honky Tonk Heroes (above).
photos by Bob Brindley
The bands you can hear around Kent (as opposed to those you can hear around Richfield) fall
into roughly four categories. First, there are the biggish bands that only pass through
occasionally; Wild Horses, with the popular "Funky Poodle" to its credit, is one such group
(this page, top). Then there are the warm-up bands, like Voyeur (this page, bottom left), which
open for the regular bands, like Alexander (bottom right), that play certain nights at certain
places every week. And last but not least, there are the Happy Hour groups, like Johnny
Weniger and Friends (opposite), who play Buffet and Taylor and Browne for an already mellow
Friday afternoon crowd downtown.
Porthouse Summer Theater
Theater at Kent State doesn't take a summer vacation
like most of the University's students; it moves north. Just
beyond Cuyahoga Falls, the same hills that shelter the
ever-popular Blossom Music Center also surround a less
awesome but equally open-air structure that is the
Porthouse Theater. Appropriately, Porthouse is affiliated
with its near neighbor through the Blossom Festival
School, a program designed to promote close interaction
between students and professionals in the visual and
performing arts. Fortunately — for both theater students
and the local play-going public — the other partner in
the affiliation is Kent State University.
The summer of 1982 was the fourteenth season for the
Porthouse organization, which began in 1969. Each of
those fourteen seasons has featured its acting and
producing company of undergrad and graduate students.
And each season those students — over 500 since 1969
— have received the benefit of an intensive program of
instruction and performance, a benefit that is also felt by
the community. However, each season is also as different
as the people and plays that compose it. In this respect,
1982 was no exception.
The acting company of sixteen was chosen by audition
and interview while summer was still a daydream in snow-
bound northeastern Ohio. As always when students are
being cast, talent wasn't the only criterion for selection; a
minimun of 64 credit hours and a 2.0 GPA were the
baseline requirements. Of those who met those
requirements and demonstrated the ability or potential to
fill a spot in the company, twelve were Kent State students,
When the weather is cooperative, it can contribute an atmosphere to
outdoor theater that is impossible to achieve anywhere else. And as
northeastern Ohio is notoriously balmy during the summer months, the
atmosphere for South Pacific, which ran between July 9 and 25, could
hardly have been improved upon. Michael Hendrix, a senior from Texas
Christian University (left), and J. Gareth Wood, a KSU grad student in
telecommunications, represented the United States Navy in the
production (opposite top), while romantic leads were filled by Andrea
Anelli from Hiram College and Joseph Cowperthwaite (this page, bottom
left). In a less serious moment, Anelli and Philip G.M. Wagnitz. a Kent State
graduate, steal the show with their rendition of "Honey Bun" (above). And
backstage, KSU grad student and Porthouse costumer Norma West helps
volunteer cast member Warren Friedman with his makeup (this page,
The second musical of the season was Guys and
Dolls, called by its director, KSU theater prof Alan
W. Benson, "one of the high points of the American
musical theater." James Smith and Carol Klohn,
two KSU voice majors, dramatize the central
confrontation between the forces of corruption and
Salvation (this page, top left), while a more
harmonious set is formed when Smith is joined by
George Bruce, a KSU senior in theater (this page,
top right). And with the addition of Texas Christian's
Jay Fraley, Salvation is forgotten in favor of the
longest running floating crap game in the city (this
page, bottom). The season was not, however,
totally musical, nor was it all performed at
Porthouse. On campus at the Wright-Curtis
Theater, Robert Dawson, a musical theater major
from Kent, and TCU's Michael Hendrix perform in
The Runner Stumbles (opposite left), and in
Tartuffe, Hendrix fills a different sort of role in this
scene with Mimi Miller, another of KSU's musical
theater majors (opposite right).
photos by Henri Adjodha
one came from nearby Hiram, and three made the
trip north from Texas Christian University. Their
reward for agreeing to the hectic schedule of
rehearsal and performance was six hours of theater
practicum credit and a monetary scholarship to
ease the expenses of spending the summer in Kent.
The production and technical staff was also heavily
drawn from the University, although such diverse
programs as telecommunications, fashion
merchandising, and business were represented.
The two parts of the company cooperated on a
season similarly characterized by its diversity, a
Porthouse policy designed to maximize company
experience, audience enjoyment, and box office
receipts. The program included six plays: Arthur
Miller's Death of a Salesman, Moliere's Tartuffe,
Rodger's and Hammerstein's South Pacific, The
Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt, An Evening of
Broadway Musicals featuring Earl Wrightson and
Lois Hunt, and Guys and Dolls by Loesser, Swerling,
and Burrows. The combination proved a winning
one for all concerned.
Marriage of Figaro
The School of Music Opera Theater and Sinfonia
cooperated in the production of Mozart's
Marriage of Figaro, which opened on March 3,
1982 (below and opposite right). Another type
of musical, Three Penny Opera by Bertholt
Brecht, opened a month later, on April 2, 1982
(this page, right, and opposite left).
Three Penny Opera
photos by Bob Sorino
Pippin, a musical account of the life of the son of Charlemagne,
opened at Stump Theater on October 15, 1982. KSU's
presentation of the play, which was directed on Broadway by
Bob Fosse and starred Ben Vereen, was directed and
choreographed by Ron Spangler, co-ordinator of the musical
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Chicago, a satirical comparison between crime and decadence in the
.920s and today, opened at Stump theater on February 4. 1983. The
musical, which was designed to evoke images of vaudeville, was
iirected by William Zucchero and choreographed by Ron Spangler.
Lester Sims Retires Tomorrow
photos by Tim Barmann
The problems of aging in America were explored in
Lester Sims Retires Tomorrow, which opened at the
Wright-Curtis Theater on February 15, 1983. The play,
written by KSU alumnus William Curtis, featured
professional television actors George Murdock and
Gymnastics in Motion
It's been termed "Bachna Mania." That's what
Intercollegiate Athletics Director Paul Amodio calls the energy
that has built the Kent State gymnastics program into one of
the finest in the country.
The "energy" is Rudy and Janet Bachna.
The Bachnas, a coaching team for over twenty-five years,
began the gymnastics program in 1959. Under their
supervision, student athletes have excelled, learning the skills
and dedication needed in the competitive and noncompetitive
ends of the sport.
The couple have served on the U.S. Olympic Committee for
men's and women's gymnastics. They have coached and
managed several Pan American and Olympic teams and have
served as judges and officials both in the States and abroad.
And both have been honored for their dedication and
contributions to the sport. In fact, the Kent State Gymnastics
Center has been called a tribute to the Bachnas — as well as
to every KSU coach and athlete. Much of the Center's
equipment was purchased through the Bachna's efforts,
which include the children's gymnastics program and the
annual Gymnastics in Motion presentation.
1983 marks the twentieth anniversary for Gymnastics in
Motion — the culmination of each year's hard work for
student gymnasts. The Bachnas serve as coordinators of this
effort while the varsity team plans the program. However,
everyone involved in Kent State's gymnastics club (over one
hundred in the spring of 1982) helps to prepare the big event.
Last year's Gymnastics in Motion program was no exception
to the excellence the Bachnas represent. The evening began
with the little gymnasts from the Friday afternoon children's
classes, who demonstrated to the audience a typical training
Gymnasts have a rather peculiar lifestyle —
they spend as much time upside down as
rightside up. Waiting in the wings for his turn in
the air is Thorn Sabina (opposite left), while on
the floor. Amy McKean and Steve Bruman make
every effort to stay off the floor (opposite top).
And in the spotlight, Gail Cehulic stays down to
earth . . . the hard way (left).
Variety is a strong point of each year's Gymnastics in Motion show, and few
possibilities are left untried. Amy McKean and Steve Bruman demonstrate the
perfectly traditional in couples routines (this page, top) while in a twist on the old
Swan Lake theme, Thorn Sabina (left) and Ken Ruffer (right) tend toward the
bizarre (opposite right). The simplicity of Val Adams solo routine (center) also
establishes a contrast, first with the sheer size of the audience and then with the
complexity of the evening's grand finale (above).
The show that followed included such standard events as
the rings, horizontal bars, vaulting, and floor exercises. But
the program spotlights more than basic skills. Music,
lighting, choreography, and drama were combined to make
Gymnastics in Motion an exciting visiual experience. The
performance of pieces such as "Surge of Power" and
"Rhythm and Grace" exhibited the beauty involved in the
sport. The entire program, in fact, proved that gymnastics
is much, much more than most people understand. It is the
bringing together of concentration and discipline, muscle,
grace, and talent to form something both powerful and
As soon as one Gymnastics in Motion is finished, the
Bachnas and their students beginning planning the next.
Coach Bachna stresses continual planning. "Good varsity
gymnastics are the basis for our show. It's the best we've
done all year."
With the enormous amount of success the Bachnas have
enjoyed all over the world, are they satisfied with what
they've found at Kent State? Rudy Bachna says yes. "I'm
very pleased with KSU. I think we've developed a fine
program and a winning tradition (their teams have never
had a losing season). But that's not the most important
thing — the people are." Anyone who has ever met the
Bachnas can attest to the sincerity of that statement.
Mary Ellen Kowalski
Former Cleveland mayor and United Nations journalist Carl Stokes spoke in behalf of the
Black United Students' "United Nations in Retrospect" program on October 26, 1982. His
topic was "United Nations Policies in Third World Countries." The previous spring, BUS and
the Mbari Mbayo Players sponsored another special program. This workshop, on April 14,
1982, featured performers Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.
Rudy Dee and Ossie Davis
Former Democratic vice-president Walter Mondale and Congressman
Dennis Eckert addressed a gathering in the Student Center plaza on
September 25, 1982. And on April 20, 1982, during the annual Honors
Week, feminist and founding editor of Ms. Magazine Gloria Steinem
spoke on women and social politics before an audience of 900 in the
Student Center Ballroom.
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On January 20 the All Campus Programming Board's Artist/Lecture series kicked off
with the appearance of Leonard Nimoy in the University Auditorium. Black United
Students and ACBP co-sponsored the next lecture, given by Geoffrey Holder on
February 9. Most recently known for his 7-Up commercials, Holder is also a dancer,
choreographer, author, painter, and designer whose presentation was a part of Black
usinnist Tim Up
Rootstown's Tim llg presented eight major illusions to an audience gathered in the University
Auditorium on February 24, 1983. Although llg's lack of experience caused a number of
problems in the show, his creativity and enthusiasm show promise of better things to come
from the young magician.
photos by Gary Harwood
Touch dancing is not dead at KSU. It was alive and well
at the Valentine's Cabaret held at the Student Center
Center Ballroom on Friday, February 11.
For just a few hours you could forget all your problems
and concentrate on the one that Valentine's Day is: a day
photos by Henri Adjodha
On November 5, 1982, senior criminal justice major Cheryl Elder was chosen queen of Black
United Students' fifth annual Renaissance Ball (this page, right). Other contestants included
first runner-up Aundrea Brown, second runner-up Naomi Patterson (who was voted Miss
Congeniality), third runner-up Stacey Thornton, and fourth runner-up Sharon Ballard.
The fifteenth annual KSU Folk Festival was held on February 26
and 27. 1982. Ten mini concerts and thirty-eight workshops
filled the two-day schedule, displaying the talents of both local
and visiting musicians.
The day was perfect — seventy degree
temperatures, a slight breeze from the southeast,
not a cloud in the sky. The announcer blurted out,
"Visibility is very good . . . this is a fine day for flying
. . . pilots please start your engines and proceed
The scene was Kent State's tenth annual Air
Show at the University airport in Stow. More than
1500 spectators attended the event, which
featured fly-by demonstrations performed by a
vintage Navy SNJ, the monstrous C-130 Cargo
Transport, and the Chopper 5 heliocopter. The
program also included a scaled-down display of
aerobatics by radio-controlled planes from a local
RC model plane club. The highlight of the show was
the skydiving exhibition provided by a team of
professional parachutists. All of these attractions
were planned by the members of Air Expo, a
registered student organization comprised of
Sometimes the best spectators at a spectator sporting event are the
players themselves. Sophomore Rich Jones keeps his eyes on the ball and
his feet on — or near — second base (this page, top left), while in the
dugout, teammates Todd Perz, a junior and first baseman, Steve Neff,
a sophomore at second base, and sophomore pitchers Gary Sigman and
Chip Peluso (left to right) toughen up their mental games (opposite
bottom). On the field, second baseman Rick Coy, a 1982 grad, ditches the
squeeze play (this page, bottom) and catcher Kelly Meneer, also a grad,
calls the signals (above). Reaching for the tag at third base is senior Scott
Burkes (opposite top).
The 1982 Flash baseball team,
under the direction of coach Bob
Morgan, finished the regular season
with a 35-23 record, posting 15 more
wins than any other Kent team. Coach
Morgan noted that 1982 was a year for
advancement, especially in the team's
winning attitude. Because of this
attitude, coupled with consistent team
effort, sixteen team and season
records were broken, including those
for double plays, hits, runs, and most
A few pitching injuries during the
season may or may not have slowed
progress, but as the coach
commented, "the record speaks for
Senior Scott Burkes demonstrates that in
baseball, what goes up does indeed come back
down, but doesn't necessarily stay there. It's up
for the catch, down for the tag, and then? Up
again fast or lose your legs (opposite and this
page, left). On the bench, assistant coach Paul
Hammond records the statistics and leaves the
action to the sports photographers (above).
There aren't any records for spectacular plays,
but if there were, the 1982 Flashes would
probably have broken them, too.
photos by Gary Harwood
Men's and Women's Track
The race is to the swiftest, but not
necessarily to the first off the line.
Tom Dubena demonstrates the
value of endurance (this page,
right, and opposite left) while on
the sidelines, a timer lends
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On paper, the men's track team had a
disappointing year, finishing the season with
a dismal 0-3 record. According to coach
Orin Richburg, however, it wasn't a bad
year at all.
"It was just a plain tough situation in the
Mid-American Conference. Week in and
week out we were running against the best
teams in the nation ... it was extremely
tough," Richburg explained.
The loss of many upperclassmen and
some key distance runners to graduation
played a crucial role in the season's final
outcome. But despite this loss of
manpower, the team finished fifth in the
MAC. For a team largely composed of
freshmen and sophomores, that is indeed a
The women's track team had a fine year
even on paper, capturing four separate
track and field titles and achieving runner-
up status for three others. Coach Richburg
noted that the ladies began the season at a
distinct disadvantage because of the small
size of the team. They beat this game of
numbers, however, to finish the season on
Early Bird Relays
4th of 14
5th of 10
10th of 16
Early Bird Relays
2nd of 11
Lady Buck Invitational
3rd of 20
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1st of 3
6th of 10
Running is something you do by yourself, but track is a team effort. For
Dave Dorinski (opposite top), as for every runner, solitude ends at the
tape. Before and after the race, it's the team that counts. Vinnie Williams.
Art Burns, and Tom Jefferson (left to right) discuss the competition
(opposite bottom) while at the finish line. Rose Johnson congratulates
teammate Martha Ostraski (above).
Men's and Women's Tennis
It was a disappointing final season for the
men's tennis team. What started out as a turn-
around ended in frustration.
The year began with players in better shape
both mentally and physically than in past
seasons. It also began with a new coach, Andy
Wiles, who won the Mid-American Conference
championship as a senior at Northern Illinois in
1974 and who understood the team's past
In keeping with this promising start, the
Flashes won their first match, against Mount
Union on March 3. They also made a fairly
good showing during their annual spring trip to
Florida. The crushing blow came on March 24
when Charles Ingler, vice-president of
University affairs, recommended to President
Golding that the team be cut because of
It's difficult to compete with such a decision.
Team members continued to do their best,
but they were playing for a University that had
given up on them. The season ended with a
last place finish at the MAC tournament held in
Toledo in June, 1982.
Coach Wiles expressed no disappointment
with his players. . "Over all, I was pretty
satisfied," he said. "We had some pretty good
wins and a successful spring trip." Wiles
added that he felt it would not be difficult to
bring a tennis program back to Kent State. "It
is a very low budget sport. I guess what is
needed is somebody to start the ball rolling
again." In the end, that "somebody" must be
the Kent State students.
The University's decision to cut its tennis program may have
robbed the teams of their momentum, but their concentration — at
least during matches — was unruffled. Number five singles man
Rick Sonkin stretches for a serve in one of the last matches of the
season (opposite), while on the girls' bench, Dana Mollis keeps both
eyes glued to the action on the court (this page, left).
10th of 10
BOWLING GREEN 2-7
5th of 10
A good serve and a powerful net game are. of course, important
to succeeding in the sport of tennis, but it's what he does
between shots that makes an ordinary player a star. Rocco
Cona's backhand may be impressive (opposite top), but when
Mindy Kline lectures the line judge (opposite bottom), or both
winners and losers manage to finish the match graciously (this
page, top), or Rob Wentz makes his petition to a higher referee
(this page, left and above), the spectators know they're seeing
the game at its finest.
Rugby player (rug • be pla • ar) n 1.
One afflicted with a psychosis. 2. A
person with a personality disorder,
especially manifested in aggressively
Rugby players ... are they real men
or are they wild savages? Whatever
the answer, they are trained killers
who bravely disregard impending
danger to life and limb. Bloody noses,
broken bones — it's all part of the
game. There is no room for quiche-
eaters in this sport; it's a rough way of
life, and if someone gets killed? They'll
just drag the body off the field at
Rugby is exactly like football. Except
it's different. It has all of the contact
and none of the equipment. No
wonder rugby players are easily
identified by their bumper stickers:
"Give blood, play rugby." "It takes
leather balls to play rugby." And the
ever-popular "Rugby players eat their
dead." That seems to say it all.
A kick in the grass, a crunch in the shoulder blades, and a
crack in the neck . . . it's another exciting afternoon of
rugby at Kent State University. Not all rugby players are
men either. The girls also have their teams and their
tournaments (opposite bottom). And on the men's team,
KSU's Chester Bird and Chris Jeffers put the crunch on a
pair of opponents (above).
But rugby isn't always a kick in the grass;
sometimes it's a kick in the mud. Dave Foster
braves the slop for the sake his team (above).
And demonstrating the agony of a rugby victory
is Ian Smith, escorted off the field by Mike
Burrillo (this page, right).
Brad Bigley. opposite bottom and this page,
The Kent State football team joined
the elite group of Northwestern,
Eastern Michigan, and Memphis State
in 1982. The Golden Flashes, who
finished 0-11 overall and 0-9 in the
Mid-American Conference during
Coach Ed Chlebek's second year,
ended the season with the longest
losing streak in Division I at thirteen
KSU's last victory was a 13-7
decision over Eastern Michigan in the
ninth game of the 1981 season. The
Flashes lost their final two games that
year and followed that with their first
winless season in fifty years.
Northwestern gave Eastern
Michigan the longest losing streak in
the nation when it ended its own
streak at thirty-four games with a win
over Northern Illinois. Eastern in turn
broke its twenty-seven game skid with
a victory over Kent State. And
Memphis State passed the honor to
the Flashes with a season-finale 12-0
win over Arkansas State, before which
it had lost seventeen games.
On the brighter side, quarterback
Walter Kroan, wide receiver Darren
Brown, and punter Tony DeLeone each
moved into the KSU record books.
Kroan, a sophomore who passed for
more than 1300 yards, completed
113 of 259 passes, both second bests
in KSU history. He also threw a
school-record 22 interceptions.
Brown, a senior, caught a pair of
touchdown passes in the last game of
the season against Ohio University to
set a career touchdown reception
record with 10. He also moved into
second place in total receiving yards
DeLeone, a sophomore, averaged
42.4 yards in 80 punts in 1982,
breaking the old mark of 40.6 yards
per kick set by Dan Brenning in 1970.
The Flashes opened the season with
losses at Marshall, Northern Illinois,
and Western Michigan. Included in
those defeats was the loss of senior
linebacker and All-MAC choice Russ
Hedderly to an ankle injury.
In the Homecoming game against
Miami, 22,017 fans turned out to see
KSU drop a 20-0 decision to the
Redskins. The crowd was the third
largest in KSU history.
For the second straight year, Kent
State traveled to Ames, Iowa, to face
the Iowa State Cyclones. And before a
crowd of 49,930, Iowa State downed
the Flashes 44-7 behind the running of
former Kent Roosevelt star Harold
The Flashes lost home games to Ball
State, Central Michigan, and Bowling
Green in October. Bowling Green, the
MAC champion and a contender in
1982's second annual California Bowl,
beat the Flashes 41-7 with the passing
of former Rootstown High standout
Bob Hirschmann's three field goals
gave Eastern Michigan a 9-7 win over
KSU in Ypsilanti and ended the
Huron's losing streak at twenty-seven
games. Following that defeat, KSU
closed its home season with a 3-0 loss
to Toledo; the Flashes' defense did not
allow a touchdown for the second
Ohio University took a 24-0 halftime
lead in the season finale and held on
for a 24-20 win over the Flashes.
Kroan replaced junior quarterback
Ken Benecetic, previously his own
replacement, and threw for three
touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
In the conference record books, the
1982 Flashes finished last in total
offense, total defense, rushing offense,
and rushing defense. Their defense
against the pass, however, was the
best in the MAC.
The winning attitude is obvious on the face of every Lady Flash. Backs
Beth Stefanchik (left) and Denise Cole (right) wait for a play at the goal
(this page, top left) and Kathy Golias gets into the action on the field
(opposite). On the sidelines, Kim Haslinger, Debbie Brophy, and Victoria
Chapman (left to right), display their winners' smiles (this page, top right),
as Linda Boyan endures one of the hazards of the game: the pain of a
bruised (or broken) nose (above).
The 1982 season turned out to be a
very successful one for the Lady Flash
field hockey team. Their 10-8 record
stands among the few winning marks
of KSU's fall athletic program. Coach
Lori Fuglestad referred to the season
as part of a transition period for the
team, during which the caliber of the
players seems to be improving each
"The team was a very hardworking
group whose physical sacrifices during
the season paid off in the end,"
Veteran senior players, led by Most
Valuable Player Linda Boyan, added
the needed leadership which helped
pull the generally young team through
a very competitive schedule.
W. Va. Wesleyan
With a squad of thirteen freshmen
and only three seniors, first year head
hockey coach Don Lumley was
fighting a losing battle in the war of
youth vs. experience. The team was
just too young, and too much was
expected of it in too little time.
If the problem of inexperience was
the major setback of the 1983
Flashes, then injuries were a close
second. The problems began shortly
before the start of the regular season
when both of the team's co-captains
were injured at the same time.
Senior wing John Straffon and junior
center Scott Baker were both
sidelined as the result of an
automobile accident. Straffon sat out
the remaineder of the season.
Freshmen Paul Benditti, Scott Meim,
and Phil Harnick were also benched
due to injuries.
After opening the season with an 8-
5 win over Niagra College, the icers
slipped into a nine-game losing streak
followed two months later by another
six-game rut from which the team
never fully recovered.
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"It was a long, tough, frustrating
season," commented head volleyball
coach Sheree Harvey, whose team
finished the season with a disappointing
6-39 record. In the end, the
predominantly freshman squad fell prey
to a lack of leadership. Assistant coach
Bob McCarthy commented, "It was a
case of a young team being
overscheduled and then playing the top-
ranked teams in the nation." These
teams included Pitt (20th) and Penn
McCarthy called the season "a growing
experience" and added that the team
has made progress. Coach Harvey
echoed his statement, saying "the
program is definitely developing in
strength, although the record doesn't
show it. But in the end, we became very
competitive in the MAC."
photos by Bob Brindley
Initial optimism doesn't always bring final
success, as the Lady Flashes learned during
their 1982 season. Not that effort was lacking.
Laurie Mehlenbacher sacrifices her knees in a
last ditch dive for the save (opposite bottom),
while Penny Howard goes in the other direction,
reaching for the spike (this page, left). Later, on
the bench, Howard and coach Harvey discuss
Kent State Home Quad
Windy City Tournament
Kent State Volleyball Classic
Pittsburgh Volleyball Classic
Eastern Kentucky Tournament
University of W. Virginia Tournament
Cleveland State Tournament
The 1982-83 women's gymnastics
team began its season on an optimistic
note. Intrasquad competition early in
December revealed the talents of
freshmen Chris Malis, Kathy Collett,
and Dawn Roberts. Although several
veterans were plagued by pre-season
injuries, Coach Janet Bachna
expressed pleasure with the team's
By midseason, with veterans Val
Adams and Lisa Wannemacher still
troubled by injury and illness, 19 of 24
competitive spots were filled by
freshmen. Malis, Collett, and Roberts
lived up to their early promise under
this pressure, winning all around and
individual event titles.
Robert's bout with the flu may have
cost'the team its final meet against
West Virginia. However, the Lady
Flashes finished their regular season at
13-8 and headed to the MAC meet at
Ball State as reigning conference
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Men's gymnastics coach Terry
Nesbit was more guarded than the
Bachnas about his team's youth, and
emphasized the need for experience
rather than talent.
In the first meet against Eastern
Michigan, many of the Kent State men
had a chance to get some of that
valuable experience as the team
swept all events. Sophomore Lee
Pluhowski finished second overall,
proving that youth has its advantages.
Other standouts were Mark Gilliam
in floor exercise and Ken Ruffer on
parallel bars. Gilliam scored a school
record 9.75 in floor against Pittsburgh
and Ruffer's 9.2 on bars against
Indiana was also a record, as was
Pluhowski's 53.15 all around mark in
the same meet.
The men finished their season at 7-6
with hopes of several qualifications for
the NCAA meet to be held at Ball
State in April.
Men's and Women's Swimminp
Like many other KSU teams, the
1982-83 AquaFlashes suffered from an
advanced case of inexperience.
With a 1-8 season, the Lady
Swimmers finished dead last in the
eight-team Mid-American Conference
championships held at Northern
Illinois University in DeKalb. Even
Coach Greg Oberlin conceded that the
team really never had a chance to do
any better. And the MAC
championships were the story of the
whole season. No matter how well the
Lady Flashes did, the opponents were
The men, who finished with a 3-7
record, suffered from a similar lack of
depth. The team endured a four-game
losing streak at the beginning of the
season before winning its first meet.
And despite numerous wins by
freshmen Rob Freitag and Todd
Glascock, the swimmers could only
achieve a 1-4 MAC record.
After losing six seniors from the
previous season's six-time Mid-
American conference championship
squad, KSU wrestling coach Ron Gray
began his twelfth year with a great
deal of apprehension.
Gaps in the lineup were filled by
redshirts from the year before and
freshmen. One gap that Gray did not
have to fill, however, was the 150-
pound slot filled by junior Allan
Childers. The Brunswick product, en
route to repeating his MAC
championship, led the team with 22
A few surprises that Gray didn't
count on were welcomed by the 8-4-2
Flashes, who finished undefeated in
the MAC for the third straight year,
with a 4-0-1 mark. Ball State transfers
Ron Baker (158) and Doug Dake (177)
and two time AAA state champion Rich
Robusto of Walsh Jesuit (118)
provided more excitement.
Baker, who co-captained with
Childers, claimed more than 20 wins.
Dake performed well until an injury
curtailed his season. Robusto tied
sophomore Ed DiFeo (167) with four
Gray saw his 100th victory when
the Flashes came from behind to beat
conference rival Eastern Michigan 24-
17 at the fourth annual KSU
1983 became a season of tradition
for junior Marty Lucas (134),
sophomore Ed DiFeo, and freshman
Mike Wenger (142) who all followed in
the footsteps of their older brothers.
For Senior Pete Delois the season was
a dream come true when, after
watching from the sidelines for most
of his four years, he got his start when
Dake did not return. Delois also had
one of the most emotional matches of
the season against Miami, when he
lost by one point.
RIT Invitational, 1st of 13 teams
If one thing characterized the 1982-
83 Lady Flashes, it was their
inconsistency on the court.
Throughout the season, the team
managed to stay in contention for a
playoff spot, but the goal seemed
always just out of reach.
Junior foreward Cheryl Nannah,
junior guard Denise Duncan,
sophomore foreward Nancy Beatty,
and freshman sensations Cheryl
Madden and Lori Ference became the
pawns in a game of mid-season
musical starters when Coach Laurel
Wartluft decided to inject some new
blood into the stale Flash offense.
Despite a come-from-behind victory
over Northern Illinois that sparked a
five of six game winning streak, the
team had trouble in conference play.
After dropping crucial games to
Bowling Green and Toledo, all hopes
for a playoff title were gone.
"The Waiting is Over . . . ", reads
the caption on the lower portion of the
Kent State Basketball schedule. This
quote can be digested a myriad of
ways by KSU hardcourt fans. Each
small interpretation will bear truthful
testimony about the ailing condition
which the sport has suffered through
the past several years.
The real reason for the inscription is
that finally after 23 dedicated years in
the ranks, Jim McDonald, made his
debut as a collegiate head coach. A
real godsend for Flash fanatics.
Sporting new uniforms and a new
concept at KSU — defense — the
Flashes awed and wooed the home
crowd into near ecstacy. "Mac's Men"
raced to a 4-1 ledger at the outset,
and despite some pothole dodging,
leaped into the M.A.C. tourney for the
first time in four tormenting seasons.
Led by the M.A.C. 's third leading
scorer, senior Dave Ziegler,
sophomore guards Larry Robbins and
Anthony Grier, and some smart
"inside the paint" play by junior
transfer Marvin Robinson, along with
stellar performances by seniors Ed
Kaminski, Greg Cudworth, and Keith
Gordon, the blue and gold have indeed
introduced a new and exciting era in
the KSU basketball.
Bitten by the bug they have long
waited for, the Memorial Gym crowd
although not awesome, have been
appreciative and rabid — in a good
way. Nontheless, Jim McDonald has
shown that KSU can field a class act
on the court, and he has only wet the
appetite of Golden Flash partisans.
A growing phenomenon has come to
Kent State; another team that has the
desire to work for respectability.
"Mac" has led us to the M.A.C., and
the only way to go is up!
(4 ot) 91-89
Bob Brindley, above and right
Tappa Kegga (defeated the
12-7 in the final game)
Phi Sigma Kappa
Return of Collective Behavior
Prentice Hall (defeated the
Eights 29-2 in the final game)
photos by Bob Brindley
Braves (defeated the
Wizards 15-0 in the
B.U.S. All-Stars (de-
feated the Braves
27-6 for the All-Univ-
Phi Sigma Kappa
Omega Psi Phi
Prentice Hall 20-8)
G.O. (defeated the Force
BUS All-Stars (defeated
Stir Crazy 31-24)
G.M. Divers (defeated
BUS All-Stars 90-65)
Golden Flashes (defeated
English Dept. 64-52)
Most people call it a frisbee . . .
Ultimate players call it a disk. The
sport of Ultimate is relatively new,
having its birth in the Eastern
colleges about fifteen years ago. In
form, the game resembles soccer
played with a disk.
Ultimate players resemble rugby
players with teeth. They can often
be found at the Robin Hood singing
team cheers and reminiscing about
fabulous catches. They are
dedicated to the pursuit of fun, and
kegs of beer, guitars, and hacky-
sack often accompany them to
1982 saw a rebirth of Ultimate
Frisbee at Kent State. The team,
funded by the Intramural
Department, consisted of about
twenty-five regulars who practiced
five days a week in the fall to
prepare themselves for several
As a team, Kent Ultimate traveled
to Michigan to meet powerful
schools including Michigan State,
University of Michigan, and
Kalamazoo College. In the Ohio
state championships, the team took
photos by Brad Bigley
Row one (I to r): Denise Lachowski, Carla Reak, Dianna Parker, Jacki Smolik, Vickie Chapman, Kathy Golias, Robbin Disinger. Row two: Nan Carney-
DeBord, assistant coach; Carol Johnson, Beth Ringler, Cathy Edly, Dee Seidenschmidt, Nanny Zirafi, Maureen Notaro, Rhonda Definbaugh, Kathy
England, Peggy Stitz, Mary Jo Hall, Carol Patzwahl, trainer; Lori Fuglestad, head coach.
Row one (I to r): Rick Zakrajsek, Mike Walker, Rich Jones, George Caracci, Mark Romijn, Perry Detore, Rob Celedonia, Mike Lynch, Rob Goodwin, Tom
Guerrieri. Row two: Kelly Meneer, Joe Skodny, Lou Caracci, Mike Lowery, Randy Lash, Steve Neff, Rick Moyer, Rick Coy, Paul Amodio, Mark Begue, Tim
Kelly, assistant coach. Row three: Bob Morgan, head coach: Don Yankle, Randy Bockus, Ben Morrow, Steve Ziants, Todd Perz, Jim Barrett, Dom
DiLuciano, Chip Peluso, Jim Logston, Paul Hammond, assistant coach. Not pictured: Scott Burkes, Rusty Green.
Row one (I to r): Tom Dubina, Tim Griffith, Cordell Troupe. Dave Dorinski, Joel Bickerstaff. Richard Nelson, Scott Eberman, Leonard Anthony. Row two:
Jud Logan, assistant coach; Al Schoterman, assistant coach; Joe Pry, Jeff Sprague. Mike McGruder, Thomas Jefferson, Lloyd Richardson. Row three:
Jody Manes, trainer; Ron Jelinek, Vincent Williams, Brian Coote, Bobby Perryman, Scott Kerr, John Uveges, Jeff Kitchen. Row four: Matt Lewis. Steve
Demboski, Terry Braymaker, Mike Gospodinsky, Conor McCullough, Boby Cary, Orin Richburg, head coach.
Row one (I to r): Stephani Reid. Tracy Blahut. Linda Boyan, Toby Latnik. Linda Garfield. Linda Nicklos, Mary Nicklos. Row two: Al Schoterman. assistant
coach; Cindy Fitzsimmons. Sandy West. Sue Fitzgerald. Karen Krupa. Michelle Hyland. Laure Chomyak, Fred Thaxton, assistant coach. Row three: Orin
Richburg. head coach; Rose Johnson, Kathy Hritzo. Kathy Calo, Tern Byland. Chris Hucko. Karyn Sullivan. Diane Paxson.
Kneeling (I to r): Pam Mudrak, Karla Williams, Denise Duncan, Kim Bray, Gaylene Weigl, Cheryl Madden, Amy Schuler. Standing: Ned Seibert, manager;
Laurel Wartluft, head coach; Nancy Beatty, Rochelle Van Leer, Kerri Strobelt, Lori Ference, Dawna Johns, Peggy Hufnagel, Paulette Colantone, Lisa
Cohen, Robert Wronkovich, manager; Lori Upperman, student trainer; Darlene Wolfe, assistant coach.
Kneeling (I to r): Stan Joplin, assistant coach; Curtis Moore, Geoff Warren, Mike Roberts, Anthony Grier, Londell Owens, Larry Robbins, Jim McDonald,
head coach. Standing: Roger Lyons, assistant coach; Steve Tindall, Keith Gordon, Marvin Robinson, Ed Kaminski, Greg Cudworth, Dave Zeigler, Craig
Haueter, manager; David Close, assistant coach.
(I to r): Beth Bandi. Lisa Jones, Gloria Maile, Donna Donath, Lisa Stroul, Cindy Miller. Mindy Kline, Martha Hannas, Karen Foster, Dana Hollis.
Kneeling (I to r): Denise Cole, Kim Haslinger, Debbie Brophy, Beth Stefanchik, Kathy Golias. Laura Mazzuli, Linda Boyan, Barb Meloy.
Standing: Susan Hiser, assistant coach; Lori Fuglestad, head coach; Linda Trapani. Margaret Pachuta, Kris Ewing, Val Urba. Marge Williams, Heather
Barklow, Mary Jo Hall, Beth Chandler, Victoria Chapman. Cathy Sellers and Kathy Andrei, trainers.
Roster: Ron Gray, head coach; Doug Drew, Frank Romano, Dave Wenger, Steve Reedy, assistant coaches; Ric Fail, trainer: Jim Rice, Larry LeGrand,
Mike Gainer, Jeff Gainer, Ron Baker, Dan Gnabah, Dave Coates, Jeff Bowman, Roger Shirey, Nick Logan, Russ McAlonie, Scott Owens, John Ramsey,
Dave Amato, Jose Molina, Jim Montague, Joe Traudt, Dave Gray, Allan Childers, Mike Wenger, John King, Rick Wilson, Marty Smilek, Ed Mariner, Charlie
Heyman, Pete Delois, Rich Robusto, Mark Kissell, Sheldon Spiva, Mitch Stonestreet, Ed DiFeo, Dave Gibson, Doug Dake, Dwayne Holloway, Jamey
Bailey, Bill Schaeffer, Dick Reed, Darryl Render, Eric Blake, Fred Day.
Row one (I to r): Julie Weber, trainer; Renee Bence, Laurie Mehlenbacher, Kim Lones, Janet Rucky. Row two: Bob McCarthy, assistant coach: Judy Etz,
Lisa Baker, Sherri Crawfis, Penny Howard. Bridgett Dickson, Kim Maddox. Diana Ward. Sheree Harvey, head coach.
Row one (I to r): Dan Nasato, Gary Tsuji, Mike Cox. Tom Viggiano. Jon Straffon, Scott Baker, Shawn Egan. Brian Hamilla. Dave Bowen. Row two: Keith
Scott, assistant coach; Rick Gough, trainer; Scott Heim. Jamie Kelly. Tim French, Glenn Cawood, Mark Spring, Doug Balogh, Chris Baker. Mike Coyle,
Kathy Laidly. statistician; Shaun Toomey. trainer; Don Lumley, head coach. Row three: Dru Toczylowski. Dan Dubick, Dave Mathews, Rick MacDonald,
Rob Chapman. Dave Tonna. Phil Harnick. Paul Venditti.
Sitting (I to r): Lisa Wannemacher, Rose Thome, Val Adams, Cheri Rae Roscover, Cyndy Johnson, Dawn Roberts. Kneeling: Amy McKean, Bernadette
Denne, Gretchen Weldert, Debbie Rose, Jodi Provost, Jean Brighton, Gail Cehulic, Sheila Coleman, Chris Malis, Kathy Collette.
Kneeling (I tor): DougConroy, Dave Miller, Mike Gilliam, Mark Gilliam, Tom Varner, Rusty Bona. Standing: Bob Dellert, Jos6 Velez, BobTripi, Ken Ruffer,
Mike Tatrai, Thorn Sabina, Brice Biggin, John Rocco, Lee Pluhowski.
Row one (I to r): Greg Oberlin, coach; Rob Freitag. Mike Davy, Tom Sherer, Bob Cawley, Todd Glascock, Carl Goldman, Gordon Spencer, diving coach;
Fred Schwab and David Back, assistant coaches.
Row two: Chuck Jacobs, Mike McFadden, Eugene Shumar, Scott Halter, Jon Smiley, Dan Stikich, Lance Polan, Mike Howe, Tim Hannan. assistant coach.
Row one (I to r): Gretchen Wiesenberg, Sue Kegley, Sandy Grilly, Holly Wenninger. Lisa Calvin Row two: Michael Ann Roberts, Laura Goodman, Kelly
Webber, Kelly McGill, Diane Troyer.
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Row one (I to r): Mike Suren, Darren Brown, Dennis Wildman, John Armstrong, Mike Moeller, Chris Mastroine, Mark Hammel, Terry Kindling, Bill Willows,
Pat Gladfelter, DeCarlos Cleveland, Van Jakes, Lou Caracci. Row two: Russ Hedderly, Rick Molnar, Mike Mears, John Mandarach, Bob Ball, Ken Bencetic,
Curt Rice, Jim Bennett, Mike Jones, Jim Urda, Jerry Grisko, Mike McGruder. Row three: Maurice Eldridge, Robin Peterson, Jon Patton, Joe LaCivita, Tim
Leppla, Scott Curtis, Walter Kroan, Joe Rucky, Steve Griffin, Bryan Washington, Tim Starks, Todd Triplett, Bob Ferguson. Row four: Scott Henderson,
Derrick Samuels, Lamar Tidwell, Kyle Walton, Jim Kilbane, Brian Oblak, Tony DeLeone, Joe Dolce, Jim Weist, David Storm, Don Cline, Terry White, Dana
Wright. Row five: Darryl Render, Randy Hicks, Bob Walko, Roger Weber, Richard Rudd, David Macri, Scott Symington, Todd Feldman, John Al, Jim
Nunley, Bob Gency, Todd Kijauskus, Rodney Ferguson. Row six: Bryan Cooper, Todd Young, Patt Shannon, Bill Bernard, Gary Risdon, Dave Libertini,
Morris Collier, Scott Fridley, Stefan Craig, David Bagley, Rod Swartz, Ed D'Aurelio. Row seven: Dale Glancy, Chris Prisby, Paul Simon, Pat Perles, Lee
Bullington, Ken Newton, Bernard Nash, David Warren, Johnnie Ray, Andrew Cregan, Paul Stewart, Ken Greathouse. Row eight: Dan Chambers, Mike
Carruthers, Louis Jefferson, Jeff Richards, O.D. Underwood, John Mitchell, Stuart Sims, Louie Bernard, Michael Blanks, J.R. Linberger, Scott Smith,
Matt Kenney. Row nine: Victor Fox, Nick Coso, Chuck Reisland, Glenn Deadmond, assistant coaches; Ed Chlebek, head coach; Dave Brazil, Dave
McCarney, Jim Smith, Jerry Lutri, assistant coaches.
Front: Diane Hennie. Tim Green. Standing: Mary Kay Cabot. Stacey Thorton. David Lehman, Michelle King, Joe Curley. Mary Beth Vincent. Cindy Fitch.
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The Chestnut Burr always includes a section of group
shots for two basic reasons. First (or so we'd like you to
believe), the section gives a lot of people a chance to see
their faces in the yearbook. And second, we need the
money that each group pays for its space. To make the
section a little more exciting and a little less pragmatic,
however, the editorial staff sponsors a competition
between the groups and generously returns the winners'
Judging the 1983 "most original and/or appropriate
group photo" contest was KSU President Michael
Schwartz, a very cooperative man. He had no idea who
took the pictures; in many cases, he had no idea what they
were pictures of. Working in a vacuum, so to speak, he
made his choice of the top two 1983 group photos.
The winning group is not a tourist club. See America First
comprises those fourth-year architecture students too
poor to study in Italy (and proud of it). Their goals are the
promotion of activities, interaction, and — above all — fun
in the face of an awesome adversary: Kent State's School
of Architecture. And although Dr. Schwartz was apparently
impressed by their show of patriotism, we commend SAF
for its attempts to maintain the morale of the only group of
people who spend more time in Taylor Hall than the staff of
the Chestnut Burr.
In second place was Kent State's answer to Second City
and the Not Ready for Prime Time Players. To Be
Announced was chosen for their choice of the studio
environment for their picture. They are, however, much
funnier in person.
For many of the groups in this year's section,
participation involved some belt-tightening and budget-
stretching. Our congratulations to the winners and thanks
to all who appear on the following pages.
See America First
1. Steve Takatch, asst. hoser, 2. Gary Young, V.P., 3. Rick Bilski, V.P., 4. Toni Fini, V.P., 5. T.J. Nelson, V.P.,
6. Emmanuel Perez. V.P., 7. Dave Sablotny, V.P., 8. Mick Charney, hoser, 9. John Hampton, V.P., 10. Gary
R. Fischer, chairman, 11. Rick Farkas, V.P., 12. Megan (Mom) McDonough, 13. Brian G. Feeley, asst., asst.,
asst. hoser, 14. Tracy Antz, V.P., 15. Beth Ann Tobias, asst., asst. hoser, 16. Max (Spaz) Miller, vice
chairman, 17. Bananaz, 18. John Wayne, 19. General George Patton, 10. Baby Finster, V.P.
To Be Announced
1. Pete Kachinske, film editor, 2. Dr. Ben Whaley, advisor, 3. David C. Barnett, videographer, 4. Gary
Gifford, 5. Paula Stankiewicz, 6. Tim Moore, 7. Tom Pellagalli, 8. Mary Ellen Kowalski, 9. Chuck Rhome,
10. Martin Funk, 11. Brad Warner, 12. Cookie Krizmanich, 13. Gary Koski, 14. Emily Burnell.
The Corporate Clone Club
Row one: (I to r) Yvonne Parsons, Jordan "Moustaki" George, Natalie
George, Linn Grenert, Judy Stephenson. Row two: Greg "Gostys"
Christakis, Ed "E" Gaynor, Brian "Liner" Schorr. Sandy Kutcher,
Mohammid Sonny "Square" Kumar.
Black Greek Council
Front: (I to r) Alpha Dennison, Richard Nelson, Cheryl Wright. Eddie Chandler. Ben Holbert. Back: Terry Earley, Gale Price. Melody Lanier,
Donna Bell, Arlene Wesley, Kim Wheeler. Not pictured: Kevin Heard, Angela McKelvy. Mark Robertson.
1. Jeff French, president; 2. Colin Cooper, 3. Betsy Yarian, 4. Kelly Brown, 5. Nancy, 6. Janet
Valentik, 7. Kurt Wohler, 8. unknown, 9. Jeff Chung, 10. Cheryl Staufer, vice-president; 11.
Ingrid Rupp, 12. Irene Munk, 13. Nata Malesivic, 14. Joe Topougis, 15. Jim, 16. Jim Irvin, 17.
Sue Keaton, 18. unknown, 19. unknown, 20. unknown, 21. Steve Epner, 22. Bridget
Exterovich, 23. Tamara Caldwell, 24, unknown, 25. unknown, 26. unknown, 27. unknown, 28.
Randy Mills, 29. Michelle Nokken, 30. Steve Donohue, 31. Trent Boggess, advisor; 32. Glenn
Smith, 33. Melanie Clifford, 34. Matt Kohls, 35. Cyndi LaDu, 36. Dianne Bedogne, 37. Mitch
Platin, 38. Kathy Cooke, secretary; 39. Don Dye, 40. unknown, 41. Michelle Rook, 42.
unknown, 43. Kim Tallman, 44. Dave, 45. unknown, 46. unknown, 47. Chris Mayer, 48. Mark
Ford, trip coordinator; 49. Robert Dollinger, 50. Lisa Kohl, 51. Tony Kerosky, 52. Connie Paul,
53. Tom Fast, 54. unknown, 55. Peggy, 56. John Anstett, 57. unknown, 58. Katy Smith, 59.
Wick Colutagoff, 60. unknown.
Row one: (I to r) Cinda Benes, Cheryl Curtis, Jonna Fazier, Linda Mushkat, Terri Kendziorski, Barbara Bishop, Gretchen Alferink,
Kelly Wats. Christi Calamante, Kathy Laidly. Row two: Cathrine Kappele, Lorrie Preuss. Row three: Jane Geeke, Theresa Dolan,
Row one: (I to r) Mike Auston, Mike
Henry. Sue Roebuck. Dave Feder,
Judith Green. Linda Nicola, Dave
Gyor, Melissa Lyle, Al Benson. Row
two: Sam Lyle. Ken Collier, Bob
Samec. Dominique Clerc. Row three:
Jim Kreps. Vic Magazine. Doug
Anderson. Mark Bir, Bradley Cherin.
Row one: (I to r) Lim, Peng Chuan, Anthony Kiob, Kevin Fong, manager; Brian Ng, assistant manager; Ruslan, Brunei Lee. Row
two: Carol Kappenhagen, Dwight Santiago, Tan, Kim Huat, Ravi Ambu, Ricky Yap, Adesanya Oluyemus, Atul Kumar, Lim, Fang
Joon, Goh, Kah Foo. Not pictured: Shukor Zakaria, Ruzita Othman.
Alpha Phi Alpha
Row one: Mike Oxner, Robert Southgate. Row two:
Maurice Stevens, William Gaither, vice-president;
Darrell McNair, president; Victor Tall. Row three:
Mark Coates, Brian Boykins, Craig Stephens,
treasurer. Row four: Willie Fransics, Harvey Smith,
Kent Interhall Counci
Kent Interhall Council (KIC) is an organization of residence
hall students who are interested in improving life in the KSU
residence halls. Serving as a liaison between dorm students
and campus administrators and as an allocator of individual
hall funds, KIC provides a wide variety of campus-wide
programs and services to those living in the residence halls.
Row one: (I to r) Kim Mulholland, secretary; Sylke Benner, internal
services director; John Bell, student services director and vice-president
elect; Linda Harris, vice-president; Jeffrey Jorney, president; Karen Elkins,
communications director and president elect; Wayne Mills, legal affairs
director; Barbara Wills, business operations director; Frank Gaertner,
representative at large. Row two: Susan Vadas. Suzanne Kupiec, Donna
Drinko, Miriam Harris, Thorn Drinko. Elizabeth Heil, Bruce King. Chris
Ragan. Row three: Willis Strader, Tracy Fruchey, Pat Shroyer, Nina Keck,
Audrey Holder, Lori Jackson, Gail Berg, Dawn Fecik, Debra Cooper. Row
four: Paul Schwesinger, Don Supelak, Mary Jo Murphy, Sharon Glew,
Cindy Valentine, Juli McTrusty, Linda Rosenleib, Brian Miller, Margaret
Gwazdauskas. Richard Smith.
Daily Kent Stater
1. Donn Handy, 2. Ross Sneyd, 3. Cheri Kovesdy, 4. Brian Hyslop. 5. Leanne Genovese, 6. Frank
Badillo, 7. Jeff Gallatin, spring editor, 8. Mike Murray, 9. Jill McCombs, 10. Doug Chovan, 11. Brian
Mooar, 12. Lance Jacobs, 13. Michelle Monteforte, 14. Kim Oriole, 15. Maria Schwartz, 16. Mark A.
Williamson, 17. Jeff Lamm, 18. Mariellen Mining, 19. Scott Charlton, 20. Jim Malloy, 21. Mickey
Jones, 22. Randy Nyerges, 23. Steve Sefchik, 24. Michelle M. Bell, 25. Samuel Roe, fall editor, 26.
John Keuhner, 27. Lisa Berstein, 28. Gina Jennings, 29. Beth Cunningham, 30. Hoda Bakhshandagi,
31. Tom Wills, 32. Cathi Ciha. 33. Marty Pantages, 34. Anna Guido, 35. Tim Farkas, 36. Lynn Taylor.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
1. Joe Liptak, 2. Pete Kern, 3. Martin F. Carmody. 4. Joe Hamel. 5. Mike Proto, 6. Scott Wright, 7.
Steve Sefchik, 8. Dave Tholt. 9. Tim Tayerle, 10. Ken Lowthian, 1 1. Keven Kelly, 12. Doug Bradley,
13. Phil McDonald. 14. Jim Hogg, 15. Terry Kline. 16. Greg Jones, 17. Roger Chellew, 18. Jerry
Moody, 19. Mike Zidar. 20. Bobby Anderson. Not pictured: Shawn Egan, Dennis Farmer, Tim
Houston, Mark Torch, Mike Artbauer, Floyd Bonnell, Scott Mason, Mike Tatrai, James V. Torch.
ACPB Stage Crew
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Front: (I to r) Ty Brinskele, Tom Feher, Gary Mascia, Jeff Simon, Mark Morgan. Back: Fred Presler, stage
manager; Tokyo Rochester, Chris Murray, Matt Philips, Denis Eifel.
Kent African Students Association
Front: (I to r) Muhammed Enaagi, Solomon Sule, Helen Aikulola, Ngozi Adama Ekechi, Murugi Lucy Wa Mungara, Emma
Wuor. Back: Gabriel Nimley, Olu Oladipo Doherty, Olubanmi Akinyeye, Abimbola Adesanya, Mohammed Zeinelabdein,
ACPB Executive Board
Front: (I to r) Tammy Davis. Mike
Randolph, Doris Allen, Kerry John.
Lonnie Angel. Back: Joe Matuscak,
April Lynn Blake, Dana Harrah, Lori
Alkire, Mike Perchiacca, Geri Smalley,
Seated: (I to r) Linda Spichty , Mitzi Wilson, Kerry John. Standing: Bridgett Dickson, Janet Krauss, Michael Schlagheck,
Margaret Gwazdauskas. Linda Burton, Charlotte Burrell. Robert Durr, Harry Tripp, Ann Armstrong. Brent Hull, Anita Herington,
executive director, Alumni Association. Not pictured: Linda Sample, Nina Garcha.
Campus Bus Club
Members of the Campus Bus Club take an impromptu look
at what it is like being a passenger on the infamous Campus
Loop. Every member is a dedicated employee of Campus
Bus Services, uniting to provide first class service to Kent
State University and the surrounding community. CBS
means service with a smile.
Roster: Michael Banachowski, Joel Bates, Bob Blakemore, Pete Brown,
Kevin Bryan, Eric Coleman, Brian Davis, Lisa Deer, Lori Detweiler, Tom
Dziak, Dennis Funjar, Kevin Heisey, Ward Herst, Kevin Herman, Denny
Hewitt, Mike Kubasek, Jay Lawrence, Victor LoPiccolo, Jon Matheson,
Kathy McAfee, Chris McCue, Scott Medwid, Laurie Mlazzo, vice-president;
Sue Moorman, president; Lisa Molinari, Larry Navarre, Rose Novy, Cassie
Prochnow, Diane Poorman, Mimi Radakovich, Cheryle Robinson, Mike
Rogers, Kim Saner, Debbie Sanders, Paul Schmidt, Karen Sidaway, Bob
Smith, Kurt Thonnings, Brent Troyer, Bev Wemyss, Tom Woods, Debbie
Zombeck, Joanne Connolly.
Women in Communications
Front: (I to r) Debbie Maston, Jane Hare, Sandy Kratochvil, Barbara George, Nadine Ochendowski, Doris Allen.
Back: unknown, Monica Tenison, Laurie Lobaugh, Carol Smallwood, Judy Myrick, Jody Litwack, Patricia Stokes, Renee Setteur, Maria
Jeane Motter, Chris Daniels, unknown, Maggie McKinley, Mary Hrvatin.
Nigerian Student Union
1. Charles Onyeulo, 2. Ngozi Ekechi, 3. Okezie Ninakanma, 4.
Jerry Jaja, 5. Umaru Muhammed, 6. Nmie Stanley-lkhilioju,
president. 7. Emmanuel Jibe, Treasurer, 8. Martins Okekearu, 9.
Festus Abe, 10. Joseph Nnajiofor, vice-president, 11. Solomon
Isshinryu Karate Club
This page, top, standing: (I to r) Jim Bobek, Mark Roberts, Kay Dodd, Bill Marcum, Bil
Lowder, Connie Co'zzens, Dave Van Nostran. Lunging: Pam Wren, Roxanne Marcum. This
page, bottom: (I to r) Pam Wren, instructor; Bill Marcum, chief instructor; Roxanne
Row one: (I to r) David Van Nostran, Connie Cozzens, Kay Dodd. Bill Marcum. Roxanne
Marcum. Pam Wren, Bill Lowder, Mark Roberts, Jim Bobek. Row two: Guy King, Michelle
Rizzo, Cindy Gurish, Bob Buehler, Terry Miller, Rob Carvalho, Mark Hall, Sandi Hanlon. Rick
Barber. Row three: Jamie Cross, Emily Varbosky. Robert Charter, Katy Bamberg, Mark
Henning. Scott Bainbridge, Jim Kantola. Row four: Lori Kushmider, Steve Stein, Nancy
Ednell, Gladys Ramow. Bonnie Groop, Susan Morrison, Janie Roberts, Kevin Bowie, Jacqui
Herene. Row five: Dave DeLuzin, John Burger, Marc Dagata, Jim DeLuzin, Drew Smellee,
Steve Emmerling, Mark Matzek, Treva Roberts, Fred Marquinez
Front: (I to r) Linda Sample, Kathi LaPolla, Julie Williams. Patty Quinn, Kerry John, King Hill, Mark Durbin, Ralph Darrow, adviser.
Back: Denise Kaufmann, Kathy Tighe, Joe Bruscino, Kris LaRocca, Marlene Rath, Shelly Myers, Jerry Scheer, Gina Burk, Brenda
Lusher, Kim Nero, Cynthia Jarrell.
Center: James Koury, president. Back: (I to r) Gary
Gifford, Ken Helms, Ursula O'Bryan, James Tripp, Dave
Phillips, Elaine Walker, John Orr.
Delta Sigma Pi
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Row one: (I to r) David Pikul, EBC representative; John Palazzo, junior vice-president/professional activities; Michelle Burke, secretary; Bob
Prendergast, historian; Gail Tuttle, senior vice-president; Margaret Barbie, junior vice-president/pledge education; Steven Fisher, chancellor; Bonnie
Graves, treasurer; Russell Graves, president. Row two: Mark Ondracek, Eric Johnson, David Kuhr, Sandra Reed, Lynn Miller, Bradley Lane, Ron Urbano.
Lindy Barnhart. Row three: Rose Kirby, Brigitte Bouska, Tracy Bakalar, Stacy McClarren, George Jinkinson, Karen Ross, Claudia Calevich, Cathy Kalman,
Kevin Ladegaard. Christine Dorenkott, Scott Thompson, Marge Falter, Mark Frys, Leslie Christ. Row four: Robert Manak, Dave Palermo, Fernando
Herrera, Mary Beth Rech. Mimi Zak, Rose Johnson, Michelle Thompson, Julie Bent, Kitty Nixon, Scott Marcantonio. Row five: David Quick. Patrick
O'Hara, Dale Neiss. Cathy Pleshinger, Helen Mastrangelo. Not pictured: April Lynn Blake, Ann Hertzer, Barb Jarmuzek, Jeff Jones. Jim Kelly, Mike
Kienapple, Joe Matuscak. Kevin McCreary, Jerry Miller, Sue Mohr. Lynda Powell, Mike Proto, David Sankey, Cindy Shaffer, Suzie Cecelones, Sharon
Meehan, Sherry Scullin, Ann Selover, advisor.
1. Guy Tunnicliffe, advisor, 2. Lynn Kendall, vice-president, 3. Christi Clevenger, president,
4. Janet Krauss, secretary, 5. Maria Jean Motter, vice-president, 6. Tom O'Dwyer,
Row one: (I to r) Christi Clevenger, Todd Hutchinson, Susan Miller, Bart Johnson, Karen Mathney, Barb Brazis, Chris Daniels, Amos Green. Row two:
Debbie Wyant, Renee Setteur, Maria Jean Motter, China Thornhill, Guy Tunnicliffe, Beth Kelly, Tony Kerosky, Ed Rojeck, Ann Bingham, Jeff Jorney, Katy
Bell, Chris Steward. Row three: Peter Kolodgy, Stuart Falb, Lonnie Angel, Mark Tisdale, Tom O'Dwyer, Spike Punch, Glenn Clegg, Don Pavlov, Cathy Hall,
Row one: (I to r) Dr. Ronald Havard, advisor; Tom Stoop, president. Row
two: Lou Ann Ross, Sue Sullivan, secretary; Joan Brindley. Row three:
Steve Winter, Suzi Busier, vice-president; Chris Kalonick, Mary Jo
Kuzmick. Row four: Karen Foster, Kathy McConnell, Sandy Learner, Anna
Garland. Row five: Beth Stoner, Christy Wetzel, Greg Boltz, Kathy Allen,
Jenny Schumacher, Patty Coyne, treasurer. Row six: Emilio
Cornacchione, Ken Hagadorn, Joyce Chryn, liaison; Kevin Ritchie, Sue
Whoever said leftovers weren't any
1. Maria Jean Motter, 2. Tina Lesniak, 3.
Katie Bell, president, 4. Carol Parasiliti.
secretary, 5. Chuch Schultz, 6. Kathleen
Burketh. 7. Tom O'Dwyer, treasurer, 8.
Bonnie Wolfeld, 9. Tracy Fiorelli. 10. Renee
Kent Dance Association
Front: Lauri Zabele. Row two: (I to r) Stephanie Robinson, Gina Grazia, Barb Angeloni, Suzie Erenrich. Row three: Don Boyce,
Debbie Pierce, Linda Pierce, George A. Bruce.
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Row one: (I to r) Pat Weber, Troy
Howell, Tom Fallon. Row two: Frank
Harvey, Barry Kaufman, Brady
Dandino, Scott Geresy. Row three:
Mark Urich, Alex Horvath, Vic Kulick,
Bob McCarthy, coach.
(I to r) Agop Kasparian. Fred Pressler. Jim Haney, Vickes Kasparian, Cindy Welton, Sandra Halman, Rhea Ferrante, Dale Walker, Al Murray.
Alpha Xi Delta
1. Lori Lustig, 2. Julie Peterson, 3. Pam Shutty. 4. Maria Kozarevich, 5. Jill Weinberg, 6. Roberta
Wendel, 7. Darlene Kelly, 8. Susie Burkhart, 9. Lisa Kerr, 10. Barb Krai, 11. Gayle Lodigiani, 12. Sherrie
Koppel, 13. Cari Lee Cifani, 14. Mary Ann Abdalla, 15. Rochelle Paley, 16. Kim Bajcer, 17. Betsy
Englehardt, 18. Pennie Burge, 19. Anne McDonald, 20. Patty Kuhn, 21. Kim Gumpp, 22. Jenny Hazlett,
23. Kim Haas, 24. Lisa Seese, 25. Raylene Shepherd, 26. Lisa Conrad, 27. Cindy Ryan. Not pictured:
Nella Citino, Mary Jane Coffey, Tracy Coffey, Ellie Fitzpatrick, Trish Gerber, Mary Karasarides, Sandy
Learner, Sandy Legros, Mary Lynn, Wendy Marks, Linda Pardee, Paula Pocher, Denny Robertson,
Tracy Smith, Vicki Ina, Cindy Kent, Kelly McKinis, Leslie Bramson, Melanie Ciotti, Tori Peirce, Kathy
Waddell, Neva Webber.
Kent State Recruiting Aids
1. Barb Sotok. 2. Jeff Pyers. 3. Laurie Lamancusa, 4. Valerie Wilkes, 5. Karen
Colaner. 6. Robin Eschliman, 7. Mindy Feinman, advisor, 8. Susan Hutzler, 9.
James Morris. 10. Mary Hrvatin. 11. Shelly Neipp, 12. Ruthanne Kubik, 13.
Kathy Brown, 14. Stacy McClarren, 15. Ted Bunevich, 16. Mary Kay Ryan, 17.
Stephen Borton. 18. Kirsten Romer, 19. Erik Conti, 20. Ken Naymik, 21.
Cindy Welton, treasurer. 22. Robert Charter, secretary, 23. Susan Maslekoff,
vice-president. 24. Brian Mooar, 25. Rachelle Clutter, 26. Scott Prenatt, 27.
Volunteer Ambulance Service
1. Diane Cotton, 2. Fred Jackson, 3. Beth
Eliot, 4. Cathy Pomerory, 5. Sandy
Halman, 6. Cherie Pelkey, 7. Mike
Grecula, 8. Brian Gray, 9. Marilyn Huntley,
10. Barb Vanac. 11. Jeff Falk, 12. Laura
Hendricks. 13. Jim Kraemer, 14. Kathy
Lynch, 15. Mike Nelson. 16. Bernard
Brown, 17. Julie Mosley, 18. Indi Tripathy,
19. Keith Winn, 20. Greg Schalk, 21. Dale
Hartshorn. 22. Ed Knee, 23. Joe Culley.
24. Bob Green. 25. Trish Schanne, 26.
Carl Powell, 27. Gary Rainer. 28. Duane
Moe Not pictured: Patricia Bacha.
Janice Battistuta. Leslie Brinley. Sandy
Bordne. Bernadette Caine. Tim Clemens,
Irene Cukel, Rick Daniels. Anne Delonais,
Wally Domoracki, Chris Doscher. Bill
Folley, Tom Gall. Clark Garn, Dianne Garn.
Greg Jordan. Chris Malcolm. Tom
Morrison. Rose Novy, Liz Pastis. Andrea
Ramicone, Andrea Rubino, John
Rumbold, John Smith, Chris Stephan. Ted
Stockwell. Matt Strope. Dave Tiller, Kim
Front: (I to r) Ed Frimel, Doug Olszewski, John Wichman, Keith Hazard. Back: John T. Limpert. Al Tompas, Jim Molinaro, Arnie
Smith, Dave Fuller.
Front: (I to r) Craig Georges, Donna
Anderson, Cherry Chapman,
Audreanna Taylor. Back: Harvey
Smith, Noel Simms, Deborah Sandars.
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In loving memory of our sisters Maureen Lenahan and
Carol Shoults, who died in the summer of 1982. They will
be missed by all who knew them, but especially by their
sisters in Chi Omega.
THEY that love beyond the world can not be separated by
it. Death can not kill what never dies . . . Nor can spirits
ever be divided, that love and live in the same divine
principle, the root and record, of their friendship . . .
Death is but crossing the world as friends do the seas; they
live in one another still . . . This is the comfort of friends,
that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship
and society are, in the best sense, ever present because
Row one: (I to r) Julie Sipula, rush chairman; Lisa Fuller, pledge trainer;
Eleanor Lamb, treasurer; Linda Kirkorsky, vice-president; Martha Bush,
president; Janet Humphrey, president; Susan Shoults. secretary; Deborah
Meine, rush chairman; Katherine Eastman, vice-president; Susan Frankel,
pledge trainer. Row two: Deanne Lipka, Christi Gardner, Theresa Stern.
Cherie Actor, Paula Muehlbauer, Barbara Butler, Cindy Little, Cynthia Just,
Alyson Thomassey, Elizabeth Kelly. Row three: Mrs. Ann Walters,
housemother; Patricia Carl, Beth Cassady. Beth Lukco, Renee Schwartz,
Lori Lane, Julia Johns. Dana Ullom, Nancy Stone, Nikki Bargas. Row four:
Karyn Hill, Lori Skapik, Maureen Kennedy, Sharon Smith, Cindy Vardzel.
Debbie Panchur, Wendy lley. Not pictured: Pamela Weiss, Lory
VandeLogt, Kathy Kannal, Marci Gross, Julie Heddens, Kim Pettry, Pamela
Bottom: (I to r) Linda Harris, Ralph P. Cushion, Sandy West, Ed Sowinski, Debbie Kisamore, Neil Klingshirn,
Cheryl Roberto. Top: G. Edward Petro, Cindy Bowlby, Sandi Mclntyre, Jim McKee.
American Institute of Architects
1. Anthony Fini, 2. David Choma, 3. Judy McGlinchy, secretary, 4. Teresa Gregg, vice-president, 5. Chris Pluchinsky,
6. Kevin Marren, 7. Andy Bednar, treasurer, 8. Wayne Barger, 9. Joyce Watkins, 10. John Elsey, president, 11. John
Limpert, 12. Mary Wurzel, 13. Brian Feeley.
Student Home Economics Association
Seated: (I to r) Kristen Vargo,
president; Bonnie Bailey, vice-
president. Standing: Sara Ring,
secretary; Deborah Rieschl, Hazel
Reid, Louise Boekenheide, Men Lynn
Williamson, Sharon Kost. treasurer.
(I to r): John Loughry, Anne, Suzi Roseman, Baby, Anne, Colleen Moyer, Anne, Baby, Mark Demuth.
Student Dietetic Association
Front: (I to r) Ruth Myer, Mary Meder, Cynthia Mann, Darla Zelvy, Judy Green, treasurer; Sharon Kost, activities
coordinator; Dr. Eva Medved, advisor; Rosanna Legg, president; Trish Adams, secretary; Barbara Dehnke, Julie Gross,
Lori Myers, Norma J. Setteur. Back: Melissa Lyle, Elaine Maruskin, Marci Gellman, Nola Winegarner.
Row one: (I to r) Jennifer Reinker, Amy Feldman, Trish Kostensky, Rhonda Wilson, Mona White, Celeste Condon. Row two: Beth Maragas. Judy
Bobak. Mitzi Wilson, Sally Cunningham, Lea DiMario. Dorothy Sarnik. Babs Soranno, Chris Richter. Row three: Beth Kovacs, Kathy Walz. Kathy Yoder,
Andrea Augabrite, Troy Summers, Ellen Regen, Kelly Jones, Aime Schlandecker, Jill Pavic. Row four: Mary DiGrandi. Shawn Nolish, Teresa Pastore,
Terri Sedlak, Stacy Watkins, Andrea Snyder. Row five: Vivian Sherman, Karen Bender, Beth Elffers, Rita Ternai. Row six: Ruth Kalman, Anne Boswell,
Mary Timpko, Meg Bradford.
Row one: (I to r) Jeff Kunes, music director; Jo Ann Hess, Rob Branz, Carol Nicholson, Tim Aten, promotions director. Row two: Val Orel, Barb
Humphrey, Janet Abdullah, Rich Friesenhengst, traffic director; Vicki Gallo, traffic director; Gary Gifford, Phil McDonald. Row three: Martin Puleo, Mary
Sue Merrill, Andy McKibbens, Stan Cocheo, Patty Ross, sales director; Chris Hanzel. Row four: Ray Swenton, Jeff Lamm, Doug Pieper, program
director; Janet Harper, Kevin Thompson, news director.
Front: (I to r) Denise Cowger, Jill Willey. Back: Betsy Klein. Carla Hedeen, Maryann Hines, Debbie Gerwin, Barb Gerwin, Flo
Cunningham, Belinda Reneker, Mari Ann Cecelones.
Student Alumni Association
Front: (I to r) Tracy Aldrich, Dave
Thomas, Becky Arnold. Judy Podsedly.
Ken Pringle. Jim McKee. Monica
Barnhard, Shelia Wilfer,
Back: Gma Flick, advisor; Elaine Smialek.
Chris Ann Colabuno, Kathy Wilfong. Judy
Motevideo, Chris Conidi. Kim Bachus.
Seated: (I to r) Lisa Cook, Jessica Reid. Standing: Brian Roseborrow, Kenneth Taylor, John Jackson, assistant program director;
Ernest Collier, Sumlor Harris.
Architectural Study in Italy
1. James Montalto, 2. Mike
Catcott, 3. Dave Fuller, 4. Jeff
Certo, 5. Dean Vinson, 6. Greg
Perkinson, 7. Steve Takatch, 8.
Scott Geresy, 9. DeeDee Carson,
10. Bill Ross, 11. Femi Odubanjo,
12. Dushan Bouchek, 13. Andy
Bednar, 14. Wayne Barger, 15.
Mark Korpanty, 16. Judy
McGlinchy, 17. Doug Cowdry, 18.
Brian Feeley, 19. Beth Ann Tobias,
20. Mark Henning, 21. Dave
Starkey. Not pictured: Kathy
Gibson, Dwayne Purcell.
Seated: (I to r) Amy Strasser, Christi Clevenger, Babs Saranno. Jackie Masters. Kneeling: Karen Pronne, Aundria Brown, Stephanie Davis. Laura
Hammon, Carol Palatis. Standing: Stephanie Facsko, Cheryl White. Michelle Heal, Chris Richter, Kari Ann Serchik, Molley Gaffey. Roberta Gallagher.
Arts and Sciences
Akinode Olufemi Abayomi
Keith T. Abood
Karen L. Achabal
Becky A. Alberter
Pamela K. Allen
Okonkwo C. Apollinaris
Ibrahim D. Audu
Carolyn M. Ayers
Laurie B. Beam
Geoffrey D. Beer
Jodi B. Bernstein
Brian L. Benick
Renee A. Benns
Anne M. Binder
Shelly L. Boss
Mona M. Brown
Richelle J. Brown
Cynthia A. Campbell
Mari Ann Cecelones
Vickie L. Chapman
Curt A. Chipps
Pamela S. Clay
Milton L. Clement
Brian E. Cole
Graig W. Connors
Kathy S. Crebs
John N. Cucuras
William R. Darr
Peter N. Delois
Jule C. Dickey
Michael A. Dipaola
Mary S. Dunphy
Lucille E. Emerling
Carol T. Fabyan
Virgil Farnsworth Jr.
Craig A. Fernandez
Catherine A. Finn
James C. Firster
Jerome J. Fletcher
William S. Folley
Richard L. Frank Jr.
Mark A. Franko
William R. Freeman Jr.
Michael R. Fries
Kimberly A. Frizal
Marianne R. Geffga
Bryan M. Gazo
Brian L. Gerber
Barbara L Gerwin
Patricia Ann Gillespie
Glenn A. Gould
Wendy L. Griffin
Christopher W. Hall
Amelia L. Hanmer
Linda M. Harris
Susan E. Henning
James M. Hazard
Carla A. Hedeen
Donald T. Hillier
Nikki D. Holley
George G. Howard
Darrell S. James
William R. Jeckel
George R. Jinkinson
Valerie C. Johnson
Linda J. Jones
Rudolph C. Jones
Theresa A. Jonke
Catherine A. Kappele
Karen A. Kazel
Kenneth A. Kazel
Robert J. Kearney
Linda J. Kiekorsky
A. Terrance Kindling
Michelle R. King
Johanna M. Klema
David P. Kostansek
James J. Kraemer
Mary Kay Labbadia
Kristin M. Lash
Robert P. Lee Jr.
Tony C. Leibert
Christine M. Lesniak
Alice M. Lewis
Laurei M. Lewis
Richard T. Lewis Jr.
Lisa R. Lillie
Paul V. Lindenmuth
Mark W. Lucas
Brenda J. Lusher
Irvin M. Lutz
Mary B. Lynn
Stacy L. Mancos
Barry V. Manor
Victoria E. Marrie
Claudia A. Mazaros
Peter M. McCabe
Nancy J. McFarland
Beth E. Medvick
George A. Melnik
Janet J. Mendel
John P. Merz
Brian E. Miller
David S. Miller
Elizabeth J. Moore
Geoffrey L Morgan
Eric I. Mostow
Suzanne M. Movens
Patrick T. Murphy
Laura J. Myers
Jennifer M. Paloci
Elizabeth A. Pastis
Glenn L. Peterson
Joy E. Podosil
David H. Ready
Amy J. Roberts
Rodney J. Rogers
Karen M. Sabo
Rosa M. Sanchez
Joan M. Sandercock
Terese A. Santagata
Elin S. Sapell
Timothy R. Savisky
Jerry M. Scheer
Brian D. Schorr
Troy Marie Schroeder
Lou A. Shafie
James M. Shannon
Beth A. Sholtis
Ralph M. Sinistro
Susan A. Siringer
Cynthia A. Skeggs
Jason R. Smith
Kevin L. Smith
Rennis E. Smith
Todd R. Smith
Mary P. Somrak
Effrem A. Speigner
Olga S. Stephens
Sarah H. Stewart
Gary D. Stone
Neil P. Sullivan
Mark W. Sumner
Barbara J. Swaney
Barbara R. Taylor
James V. Torch
Alan D. Wack
Robert E. Wallace Sr.
Peggy L Watkins
Barry J. Wemyss
John T. Whitacre
Deborah Rae Wilkins
Jay A. Winter
Patricia L. Wood
Daniel S. Yee
Donald J. Zesiger
David R. Zimmerman
Helen I. Aikulola
Mary K. Armbruster
Pamela J. Balogh
Daniel J. Barrett
Karen L. Benton
Stuart L. Bergoine
Brian T. Bernauer
Geri D. Blake
Mary E. Bollenbacher
Alec P. Boros
Brigitte B. Bouska
Larry L. Brainard
Benita M. Bross
Eddie Lee Brown
Kay E. Brown
Harry C. Burritt
Teresa L. Campbell
Louis D. Caracci Jr.
Mark L. Carlisle
Rebecca J. Carpenter
Louis J. Catalani
Brenda A. Cephas
Wen Ku Chen
Nancy A. Clark
Robert N. Conner Jr.
Karen E. Coy
Pamela A. Aberegg
Kathleen A. Curley
Michael A. Cutler
Dianna L. Demarco
James J. Dukles
Alice J. Eaton
Eno H. Effiong
Rosalyn S. Elton
Judith E. Etz
Steven R. Fisher
Sherry E. Fitz
Yow Min Fong
Kathleen G. Foreman
Steven M. Fortlage
Victor L. Fox
David J. Furniss
James W. Gasperowich
Patrick E. Gaughan
Linda A. Germani
Margaret S. Geshwilm
Daniel J. Getz
Rima A. Ghaby
Steven B. Goldstein
Keith R. Gordon
Arlene K. Gottlieb
Timothy P. Graney
Bonnie J. Graves
Russell C. Graves
Jerome P. Grisko Jr.
Kevin R. Guchemand
David A. Gyor
Susan C. Hadick
Heather L. Haker
Ted W. Hart
David E. Hartley
Roger D. Hayes
Jeffrey E. Hickox
Charles F. Hill
Scott R. Horner
Lisa M. Hoschar
Gregory M. Hubbell
James D. Humpal
Kevin W. Her
Denise L. Jacobs
Daniel H. Johnson
Eric P. Johnson
Thomas S. Kamenitsa
Susan M. Kane
Kathy J. Kannal
Karla M. Kassey
James D. Kelly
Jean M. Ketteler
Linhsuan A. Keung
David A. Kilburn
Bruce 0. King
John E. Klychar
Joe R. Krulich
Sandra J. Kutcher
Derek C. Lau
Jeffrey D. Lioon
Carolyn M. Luxeder
Kevin M. Majoros
Robert J. Manak
Arthur S. Marcantonio
Joseph F. Matuscak
Andrew E. Maxwell
Joseph P. McCafferty
Mark A. McCardle
Mary T. McCleery
Kathleen E. McElroy
Paul J. Mendik
Alan R. Miciak
Janice E. Miller
Keith E. Minch
Susan M. Mohr
Tammy L. Moren
Michael L. Morey
Catherine V. Morony
Kem E. Mraovich
William Mulvaney Jr.
Sherazade A. Nata
Christine A. Neiman
Dale L. Neiss
Matthew M. Nickels
Daniel J. Novak
Karen K. Novotny
Mark A. Ondracek
John J. Palazzo
Daniel J. Panak
Shawn M. Patterson
Kenneth B. Pelanda
Michele A. Pellish
Michael L. Perica
Pamela S. Plont
Jeffrey W. Powers
Gale D. Price
Tammie L. Putnam
Patricia A. Rojeck
Thomas R. Romine
Pamela J. Schake
Lisa A. Scott
Sherry A. Schullin
Jeffery S. Seefong
Cindy M. Shaffer
Robert J. Shaffer
Gary R. Sharp
Linda S. Shotzbarger
Dean K. Simpson
Robert E. Sisler
Sandra J. Skrovan
Christine A. Slacas
George A. Slogik
Kirby K. Sniffen
Thomas Gerald Sosnowski
Deborah A. Stachura
Jane W. Stephenson
Kevin M. Stevens
Susan D. Stonick
Renee L. Stransky
Susan M. Strauss
Madeline G. Sullivan
Andrea L. Sylvester
Deborah L. Takacs
Denise J. Takacs
Catherine L. Telew
Kim A. Teringo
Jeffrey B. Thomas
Mark J. Thomas
Jeffrey S. Tock
Lai Ngo Tse
Gary A. Tsuji
Amy S. Tuttle
James R. Ulle
Valerie L. Urba
Michele D. Vargo
Wayland E. Vaughan Jr.
F. Brock Walter
Robert C. Watson
Antoinette M. Weisz
Paul H. Weybrecht
Marcia A. Whalen
Barbara J. Williams
Sallie J. Wilson
Donald M. Yankle
Robert B. Young
Michael J. Yurtin
David E. Zeigler
Jill M. Alboreo
Jodi A. Angelo
Ann M. Armstrong
Nancy A. Baginski
Tina E. Bernardi
Karen S. Beverly
Gregory P. Boltz
June A. Brewer
Trent G. Chima
Christine M. Cigolle
Francine B. Cohen
Gail A. Collins
Denise M. Cowger
Diane K. Dempsey
Eddie W. Dovenbarger
Akon E. Ebe
Margaret C. Fairlie
John Fite Jr.
Brenda J. Fryer
Suzanne M. Geary
Debra J. Gilbert
Debra J. Goldiner
Debra A. Grimm
Tina M. Gulling
Holly J. Haker
Linda S. Hales
Amy L. Haver
Wilson E. Helton Jr.
Michael John Hughes
Cheryl B. Isakowitz
Karen S. Jackson
Deborah A. James
Sharon A. Judy
Carolyn T. Kinkopf
Susan V. Kirk
Kimberly A. Kluth
Kimberly A. Koeth
Deanna S. Krantz
Michelle B. Kurtz
Donna L. Lehmann
Joanne L. Lehmann
Susan K. Lemon
Penny S. Lilly
Patti A. Long
Patricia L. Lowry
Karen A. Luthardi
Dianne S. Marcaletti
Nancy H. Massie
Megan E. McDonough
Judith M. Meadows
Cheryl A. Mian
Kimberly D. Milosevich
Mary F. Moennich
Joann L. Moore
Linn A. Murphy
Violet G. Musulin
Deborah A. Nakasian
Douglas A. Neumann
Okezie N. Nwakanma
Ann M. Paoletta
Patricia L. Kelly
Jill M. Pavic
Barbara S. Petsche
Cynthia L. Pore
Pamela L. Poulelis
Pamela A. Putnam
Polly A. Reiss
Belinda A. Reneker
Joan E. Rittman
Charles R. Schultz
Renee L. Segulin
Cynthia L. Sehon
Gregory A. Stare
David A. Stehura
Sarah B. Steinman
Dorothy A. Sterling
Kathy J. Stevenson
Maude K. Strathman
Cynthia L. Sutorius
Diana E. Thiemer
Indira J. Tripathy
Noreen I. Utley
Julie A. Valone
Mary Beth Vincent
Janet L. Wartluft
Mary K. West
Debra J. Wheeler
Jill R. Willey
Laura J. Wrocklage
Lisa A. Youll
Maureen J. Young
Fine and Professional Arts
Lonnie D. Angel
Scott D. Arsham
Robert E. Aufuldish
Wayne W. Barger
Timothy R. Barrett
Suzanne M. Baum
David S. Beebe
Catherine A. Bell
Brenda A. Berry
Bradley K. Bigley
Doris A. Blaha
Laura A. Blair
Anne C. Bingman
Richard S. Boyd
Karl M. Boye
Mark Lee Boyer
Rex A. Brobst
Joseph A. Bruscino
Jeffrey M. Certo
Mark R. Chada
Bonnie R. Chandler
Nella G. Citino
Toki M. Clark
Donald W. Clements
Christi K. Clevenger
Douglas M. Cotes
Marc H. Cohen
Leisa J. Coleman
Linda J. Conti
Gordon R. Conway
Daniel B. Copeland
Michael G. Courey
Virlyn M. Covington
Beth A. Cunningham
Therese M. Curley
Jane A. Curran
Marcella J. Davis
Harry J. Decker
Arthur J. Deiderich
Deborah J. Dewey
David A. Dick
Samuel B. Dippolito
Robert K. Domer
Mark H. Durbin
Janice M. Dzigiel
Robert A. Edgell
Deborah M. Eller
Robin M. Evans
Richard M. Farkas
Thomas M. Fast
Sonya C. Favetti
Keven M. Fazio
Linda A. Feast
Linda J. Fee
Brian G. Feeley
Thomas W. Ference
Jeffrey C. Ferkol
Gary R. Fischer
William A. Fisher
Jenny L. Fox
Donna M. Furman
Jeffrey S. Gallatin
Kevin L. Gardner
Claudia L. Gary
Susan J. Geiger
Leanne M. Genovese
Kathleen J. Gibson
Gary K. Gifford
Patrick B. Gladfelter
Deborah J. Goonan
Robin C. Gray
David J. Grober
Anna M. Guido
Thomas C. Guido
Teri L. Gunnoe
Paul J. Guy
Bradly S. Hain
Marie E. Hale
Walter J. Hales
John D. Hampton
Donn Alan Handy
Jane E. Hare
Mary B. Harrison
Gary A. Harwood
William J. Helsley
Mark C. Herion
David K. Hickman
Darlene D. Hicks
King J. Hill
Khin Fat Hioe
Jacquelin Suzanne Hippie
Sheryl Lorraine Holko
Arthur C. Holloway
Hollis A. Howard
Brian R. Hyslop
Sharon M. Ivancic
Rosemary E. Ivanye
John D. Jackson
Brad A. Jacobs
David B. Jatich
Cheryl L Johnson
Susan D. Johnson
Jeffrey G. Jorney
Judith L. Kell
Beth R. Klein
Linda A. Kordich
Jeffrey J. Kozak
Kathleen A. Kurinko
Kathleen S. Lapolla
Lisa M. Laughlin
Scott R. Lawyer
Robert D. Ledger
Christopher R. Lester
Sharon A. Lonjak
John D. Ludway
Robert S. MacGregor
Vanessa R. MacKnight
Laurene L. Madine
Peter J. Maguire
Michelle J. Marino
Michael L. Marra
Ronald M. Marsilio
Elaine A. Maruskin
Nicki A. Matyas
Kelli J. McClain
Kevin J. McCleery
Donald W. McClellan Jr.
Judith M. McGlinchy
Lawrence T. Mclnnes
Jeanne M. McTrusty
Joanna L. Millward
Kimberly K. Mitzel
Helen F. Monczynski
Susan M. Moorman
Deborah S. Moretz
Deborah J. Moscati
Kathleen C. Mosher
Desiree B. Mullen
Laura B. Myers
Lori L. Myers
Hani F. Naamani
Stephanie H. Najda
Lisa M. Nespeca
Mary C. Nichols
Lori J. Norton
Ellen M. Nortz
Randall T. Nyerges
Thomas M. O'Dwyer
Renata M. Olko
Kelly J. Ondich
Kimberly A. Oriole
Robert D. Orovets
Theodore John Orris
Leigh E. Owen
Patti L. Paige
Carol L. Parasiliti
Kevin S. Paul
Denise D. Pavlik
Laura M. Pay
Gregory M. Perkinson
Candace M. Pinkney
Randolph W. Pregibon
A. Fredrick Presler
Patricia A. Quinn
Gayle E. Reitz
James A. Repas
Glenn C. Rogers
Corinne A. Rubal
Holly T. Rumpler
Bruce T. Runyon
David L. Sablotny
Cathy M. Salerno
Richard P. Salpietra
Linda M. Sample
Suzanne F. Saviers
Sandra K. Schewe
Mike A. Schlagheck
Paula A. Schleis
Gregory C. Schneider
Carol A. Scolaro
Norma J. Setteur
Gregory A. Shaffer
Paula A. Skrbin
Jon E. Spiker
Paula J. Stankiewicz
Annette C. Steiner
Daniel C. Stitt
Joseph A. Straka
Tammy L Stratton
Alfred L. Strong II
Anne E. Sugner
Lynn A. Taylor
Michael J. Then
China D. Thornhill
Valerie E. Thiemer
Beth Ann Tobias
Carole J. Tomlinson
Alan J. Tompas
Janet L. Torok
Gregory J. Toth
Jerry S. Toth
Michael D. Toth
Janice S. Troutman
Donald P. Turoso
Kimberly M. Ulatowski
Udojdo J. Umoh
William M. Vancura
Walter J. Watson
Renay B. Weeams
James T. Weilbacher
Nancy C. Whelan
Christine M. Wilhelm
Marcia L. Williams
Mark A. Williamson
Thomas J. Wills
Thomas B. Winslow
Bonnie M. Workman
Mary K. Wynne
Gary R. Young
Stephen E. Ziants
Christine L Archer
Jeffrey W. Arnovitz
Valerie A. Ashley
Nancy R. Ballou
Peter E. Bigner Jr.
Christine M. Bonner
Mary Ann Ciesicki
Donna L. Denson
Lisa A. Deucher
Doris 0. Dillon
Julie A. Dorenkott
Patricia A. Dougherty
Donna J. Emerling
Barbara E. Feldman
Martha L. Fischer
Penni L. Gilmore
Mary Ann Gluvna
Donna E. Graneto
Linda S. Gregg
Stephanie L. Gregory
Carol E. Hirst
Susan M. Hreha
Audrey E. Hullihen
June A. Inglefield
Bernice C. Jacobs
Irene A. Jacob
Katherine S. Jurus
Amy L. Kessler
Carrie K. Lischak
Marcia A. Loudon
Claudia S. McChancy
Sarah R. Michener
Wayne E. Miller
Beatrice W. Holano
Michelle M. Morse
Paula M. Muehlbauer
Cynthia L. Nichols
Ann B. Norton
Anne H. Palmer
Nancy A. Palmer
Susan M. Paschke
Paula F. Pinder
Rita L. Sanor
Edward L. Selby
Catherine A. Shanahan
Julie A. Shapuite
Lisa L. Shoemaker
Lisa D. Shriver
Judy A. Stephenson
Sheryl L. Teslovich
Amy M. Treece
Penny L. Tubaugh
Mary A. Washam
Diana L. Williams
Bonnie L. Wolfe
Sally A. Yager
Kathryn A. Yunker
Terry A. Zappitello
Recreation and Dance
Valerie M. Adams
Glenda A. Bailey
Bonnie J. Beachy
Russell R. Bennett
Brice R. Biggin
Katherine L. Calo
Keith H. Christensen
Katherine S. Coleman
Ann Michele Colopy
Kathleen M. England
Kris M. Ewing
Aven E. Fairchild
Melanie C. Greathouse
Dale E. Hartshorn
Vincent C. Ingram
Susan K. Kaylor
Michael J. Kmetz
Beth A. Maragas
Cynthia A. McGinnis
Charles C. Mills
Kathryn A. Oby
Jenny A. Schumacher
Lori R. Smith
Thomas F. Stoop
Linda A. Trapani
Pamela Karen Foster Allen
Robert E. Aufuldish III
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ballou
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Balogh
Mr. and Mrs. Mel Barger
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Biggin
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bittener
Mr. and Mrs. William Brainard
Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Broadhurst
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Brown
Mrs. Wanda E. Bucher
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Burge Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Coffman
Louis J. Cataloni
Wen Ku Chen
Bogusia Maria Chmielewska
Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Crosby
Mrs. Elizabeth Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeSalvo
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Drozin
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Egan
Mrs. Gloria Skinner Everette
Thomas G. Fast
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Finnick
Flinn's Fix-it, Rootstown
Mrs. Gerald Gerwin
Gary K. Gifford
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome P. Grisko
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Grotell
Walter C. and Barbra S. Hales
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett R. Hogg Jr.
James David Humpel
Kevin Wayne Her
Mr. and Mrs. Noel H. Ishan
John Darryl Jackson
John and Donna Jeffers
Edward and Kathryn Kaminski
Mr. and Mrs. Simon J. Kazel
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kimmich
Mr. Gary Koski
Mr. Albert R. Kupiec
Mrs. Albert R. Kupiec
Mr. William Kuttler
Peg, Kathy, Bill, and Mary Laidly
John Landers Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Ledger
Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Lewis
Irwin M. Lutz
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. MacKnight
Mr. and Mrs. David H. MacGregor
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Madden
Millicent Batlon Marquart
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. McCardle
Mr. and Mrs. John Michelich
Roger P. Miles
Pat and Tim Miller family
Jerry and Linda Mintz
Mr. and Mrs. E. Dale Moss
Dewey and Pierrie Musick
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nichols
Mrs. Bonnie Oakes
Richard E. O'Callaghan Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. David O'Conley
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Ohlin
Dr. Keizo Okamura and Mrs. Makiko Okamura
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond V. Pelanda
Mr. and Mrs. John Pillar
Mr. and Mrs. Alden F. Presler
Pamela and Peter Proctor
M. L. Robinson
Glenn Charles Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Ruddle
David L. Sablotny
Edward and Agnes Savisky
Mrs. Dorothy L Schalk
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shotis
Eilean and Jack L. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Sorino Sr.
Henry and Rita Stankiewicz
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Stephanoff
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse A. Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stoop
Jim and Carol Sutherland
Valerie E. Thiemer
Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Thompson Jr.
A. Lincoln Tosti
Indira Jewel Tripathy
Bill and Betty Troyer
Margaret Trudeau and the Rolling Stones
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Urig
Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Villanova
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkes Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Williams
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Warzel
Chairman Winston Ying
Barb Gerwin, copy editor
Writing a yearbook is a damn hard job . . . hard on your
nerves (for one thing, I never used to swear). Over the past
three years I've surrendered everything to the Chestnut Burr:
my academic purism, graduation with honors, a couple
Christmas breaks, a lot of sleep. What's my reward? A lot of
my own words in print — too many maybe. A lot of tolerance
for things that don't always work out as planned. A lot of
photography jargon that doesn't count as a foreign language
for an English major. A lot of experience that may or may not
turn out to be practical. I think I've been at it too long.
I also think I'll take a minute longer to thank all the people
who helped me through the hard job. Above all, thanks to
Brian for being so impossibly enthusiastic; I used to be that
way myself. Thanks to Blade and Gary "El Greco" Harwood for
being so funny at four in the morning. Thanks to Sharyn for
being a second pair of hands. Special thanks to Mike Scott,
who will no doubt be famous some day . . . he's already a
legend in his own mind. And thanks to Bob for being a friend
and not just a boss (most of the time).
Nobody ever dedicates the Chestnut Burr, but I promised,
so here's to John and Gary for never, never, never letting me
forget my awesome responsibilities (thanks, guys) and to Rick
for being the only one who did let me forget.
Gary Harwood, photo editor
Matt Burke, business manager
Bob Brindley, chief photographer
Jeff Young, lab manager
Mark Roberts, business assistant
Charlie Brill, advisor
Brian Mooar, writer
Mike Scott, cartoonist
When I first took over as editor, I swore everything would
be organized and that the entire process of covering
20,000 students would be perfectly synchronized. I was
either stupidly naive or I'd had one too many Scotch and
sodas at the Stuffed Mushroom.
No matter how well planned or how well prepared a
yearbook staff is, problems will arise. It may be as simple as
losing all the grease pencils at once, or it may be a major
catastrophe like an attack of the dreaded Bangkok flu two
weeks before the final deadline. But the show must go on.
We made it through all the crises and missed classes,
and we hope all the work was worth it. We tried to cover as
many events, stories, and functions as possible. It can't all
be done. There is always something that is missed and
someone that is mad because you missed him. All I can say
is that we tried.
Assembled in this book is a collection of stories,
photographs, and artwork by the best to be found at Kent
State or any other university. The staff and I agree that we
achieved the goals we originally set. We included more
copy, covered a wide range of subjects, added more
features in the sports sections, and attempted more
identifications on the pictures we used. We're all very
proud of this book and have no qualms about presenting it
to the University as the history of 1983.
For all the times I criticized the staff or threatened to
mutilate them for leaving the carrier out of the enlarger, I
For all the times I said to Barb, "Well, where'd you lose it
now?" or "You get payed plenty for the amount of work
you do," I thank her for not abandoning me.
For all the times I broke dates with Judy or came for
dinner two hours late, I thank her for having the patience
and understanding to put up with me.
For all the times I wanted to take the money and run to
Bermuda, I thank Matt for having the insight to hide the
Regardless of what has happened throughout the year,
the arguments we've had and the criticism we've leveled at
each other, I'm glad and thankful I had the opportunity to
work with everyone.
Bob Sorino, editor
Sitting somberly on the hill in front of Taylor Hall, the
Pagoda, technically known as an inverted hyperbolic
paraboloid umbrella, has been witness to some of the
worst atrocities that have ever taken place on a university
Originally designed by Don Bostwick, Dan Goldner, Bob
Grassard, Jim Janning, and Bill Kramer, the Pagoda was a
fourth year architectural structures project and was meant
to be temporary. The purpose was to use a new type of
thin skinned reinforced concrete. Initially it was to have a
span of 40 feet but that led to problems of how to lift the
top into place.
The Pagoda has become a symbol for the widespread
protests of the late 60s, and early 70s, and accept it or
not, it has also become the symbol of Kent State
Lisa and Keebler Brindley
Daily Kent Stater
Davor Photo, Abe and Esther Orlick
Mickey Jones, Stater photo editor
Tom Nichols, student accounts coordinator
Tina Pimm, stationary design
The Robin Hood
Michael Schwartz, group photo judge
Mike Scott, division pages and staff cartoon
Pat Straub, Herff Jones customer service
The Stuffed Mushroom
Student Publications Policy Committee
John Sullivan, Herff Jones art director (cover and graphics)
John Urian, Herff Jones and Davor representative
1983 Chestnut Burr
Thanks to all the University students, faculty, and staff who
contributed to this edition.
Team photos courtesy of Doug Moore, University News
The 1983 Chestnut Burr was partially funded by the Student Publications Policy
Committee and printed by Herff Jones Yearbooks, a division of the Carnation Company
in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. An edition of 2200 copies, 9" x 12", was printed on
Bordeaux 100 lb. glossy enamel paper, manufacted by P. H. Glatfelter Paper Company
Type face is News Gothic; heads are 30 point and 18 point, body copy is 10 point, i
captions are 8 point. Senior portraits were furnished by Davor Photo, Inc., 654 Stree
Rd., Box 190, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 19020.